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Re: svn blame on trunk

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-11-15 21:26:13 CET

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 10:18:38PM -0500, Josh Pieper wrote:
> When the peg revision functionality agreed upon, we decided to default
> peg revisions to HEAD for URLs and WORKING for WC paths knowing that
> it was not exactly the same behavior as used to exist, but that it was
> much more useful. In fact, the old behavior could be considered a UI
> bug. At any rate, I don't think you can call this a "silent" change,
> since it has been discussed to death.

I don't care if it was discussed to death here. It's a silent change
from a user perspective. There is inadequate documentation of this
change. In fact about the only people who are aware of how the peg rev
stuff works is developers. Nor did the changelogs explain how this
change impacted people. I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to the
debate. I should have. Because I would have vetoed any change that
changed the defaults without a whole lot of effort to educate users
about that change.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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