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Re: A little suggestion - "Safe mode"

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-01-10 21:17:43 CET

Alex Besogonov <cyberax@scb.udsu.ru> writes:

> Hello dev,
>
> I have a little suggestion (post 1.0, of course) to improve
> Subversion usability - "safe mode". It means that one can
> never lose any changes accidently. CVS works this way:
> even if you use "get clean copy" option in update, CVS
> will keep modified files.

For updates, SVN parallels CVS's behavior. You will not lose local
mods during an update.

> And a lot of CVS users expect SVN to like CVS (one my
> colleague _did_ lost his local modifications, when he ran
> recursive SVN revert).

Well, duh, that's what 'revert' does. But what does that have to do
with CVS? If your colleague expected SVN to be like CVS, he would
have never used the 'revert' command at all, because CVS doesn't have
such a command.

Sounds to me like "safe mode" is an option that one configures in
one's own head, probably near that other famous option: "look before
you leap."

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Received on Sat Jan 10 21:18:33 2004

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