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Re: Weird behavior from checkout

From: Norbert Unterberg <nepo_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2005-03-10 11:39:36 CET

Mark Phippard schrieb:

> For the most part, yes it is too late.
Ok, so this will be my last mail on this topic.

> I disagree with you and think you are overreacting.
Yes, I know I must learn to calm down, sorry...

> We can argue all day about what the default should be, but the point is
> that there has to be some kind of default behavior.

True. But I think that a default value for a new feature should be
chosen so that ...

a.) ... the new version of the software remains compatible with previous
versions unless you explcitly use the new feature. Changing the default
behaviour might breaks existing scripts and applications when updating
to the new version (as far as I know, the eSvn windows GUI client calls
the svn command line tools to perform its operations).

b.) ... it reflects the most common use of a command (as long as that
does not conflict with a.). So that for most uses I do not need to
specify the new option or syntax.

I have the feeling (from what I understand) that the new behaviour
breaks the subversion compatibility rules that seem to have been
followed quite strictly in the past, and I just wanted to bring this
concern to the attention of the development team. But I respect the
decision of the team as it has already been made, since they (you) have
already done a lot of excellent work.

Best regards

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Received on Thu Mar 10 11:41:30 2005

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