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Re: timestamp preservation design (issue 1256)

From: <pll_at_lanminds.com>
Date: 2003-06-24 21:36:45 CEST

>>>>> On 24 Jun 2003, "Greg" == Greg Hudson wrote:

  Greg> I'll be more explicit: the behavior may not be surprising to a
  Greg> CVS user who knows what CVS does in this department (I assert
  Greg> that such people are pretty rare); however, from experience
  Greg> with CVS, I know that it's surprising behavior in general.

  Greg> And, though our primary audience may be CVS users, that's no
  Greg> excuse for writing in behavior which would be surprising to a
  Greg> new user, just because CVS made the same mistake.

I'd like to point out that though your primary audience *was* CVS
users initially, those who seem to be attracted to SVN seem to not
necessarilly *be* former CVS users. IOW, those you *are* attracting
are not those you initially *set out* to attract (though there are a
fair number of them here as well!).

Therefore, though the behavior may not be surprising to some one well
versed in the dustier corners of CVS behavior, if it is at all
surprising or non-intuitive behavior for someone completely new to
revision control, I think it should be avoided, or fixed to exhibit
the expected/intuitive behavior. (does that make sense?)

(going back to sleep now :)

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