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Re: svn revert recursive by default?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-04-30 01:07:13 CEST

solo turn wrote:

>--- Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
>>On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at 05:49 PM, solo turn wrote:
>>>may i suggest to switch default behaviour of "svn revert" to be
>>>recursive, like all the other commands?
>>>i'm not sure if i'm the only one who gets trapped from time to
>>>there ... but i'm sure i get trapped.
>>you can suggest all you want, but it isn't going to happen. svn
>>is nonrecursive for a reason, it's a command that can result in
>>loss (since its results cannot always be reverted), so it requires
>>user to be quite specific about what they want it to do.
>i think this behaviour is inconsistent. revert is revert. this is
>very specific. if you fear data loss, you might add a 'are you really
>absolutely sure that you want to throw away your change here?'
>question for every item reverted. you might also have different
>'modes' of operation, expert and novice (novice asks, and expert does
>not). but novice mode is for post-1.0.
So you want Subversion to silently clobber your local mods if you happen
to mistype a command?

Perhaps we should also add an --enable-kamikaze-mode switch to
configure, that would make all server operations faster by not using
transactions in the database.

>in unix you have cp -r, and rm -r ... and nobody has the idea of
>using rm -QaX, cause you have to pay attention when using rm ...
>making a command tricky or surprising to use, because it can cause
>data loss, is not a real solution.
Nonsense. If the first thing in youre .rc file on Unix is not

    alias rm='rm -i'

then I suggest you try typing

    rm -fr * .o

in your source tree someday.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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