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RE: [RFC] 'basic/additional command set' - adding svn subcommands without destroying our learning curve

From: Rowell, Geoff <growell_at_ENVOYWW.COM>
Date: 2005-11-04 00:12:47 CET

Branko Čibej wrote:
> Rowell, Geoff wrote:
> > Branko Čibej wrote:
> >
> >> Michael Sweet wrote:
> >>
> >>> Slightly off-topic, but when you do implement a "purge" command,
> >>> would it make more sense to be part of svnadmin since there is no
> >>> way to "undo" the purge?
> >>>
> >> Svnadmin is for repository management. The proposed "purge" command is
> >> for working copy management, so it doesn't belong in svnadmin.
> >>
> >
> > (Even more off-topic)
> > I suspect that a "purge" command will often be confused, by new users,
> > with the commonly requested (and denied) "obliterate" command.
> >
> "and denied"? I hope you're not implying that we refuse to implement an
> obliterate command.
>
That was a poor choice of words. I'd say it was more accurate that the tight restrictions on when it could be used has meant that no one has tackled the task. It's definitely a "are you really sure you want to do this" operation.

-Geoff

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