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Re: svn merge segfaults

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2003-10-20 14:53:15 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Where's the harm?
> If you merge the wrong tree-delta into the wrong tree, just run a
> recursive 'revert'. Poof, it never happened.

Just a matter of philosopy. I like to intervene, before something
(unintended) happens, you say it doesn't matter, because the user can
always undo. Both are right :-)

I noticed here (only developers, no suits are using svn) that:
- people don't trust revert
- people don't trust merge
because they feel that these commands do something unforseeable to their
code. I know it takes some time getting used to working with svn and to
break old habits, especially for people who have been using many zip
files in many directories as their version control system for years.
I feel comfortable with svn, but every now and then I stumble over some
edges, where I think that they could be a bit more user friendly.

BTW, to stay somehow on topic, could you reproduce the crash with my recipe?


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