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Re: svn cleanup bug

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2006-07-10 10:51:50 CEST

On Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 08:59:05AM +0100, Taylor, Richard wrote:
> >>Sure, if the tmp directory was empty just recreating it would be fine
> That's the bug I'm reporting and you seem to agree it would be fine.
>

> Surly we should be working to make tools as user friendly as possible ? I am
> a professional programmer and I hear all kinds of excuses from staff why
> they shouldn't have to error check data or recover from corrupt data. IMO
> that all stems from laziness. We have to strive to make software as robust
> as possible. We have a very simple rule of thumb, "if it stop in your code
> it's your fault", even if it's a result of bad input.
>

We take data integrity very seriously. If there are directories missing
from the .svn/ directory then something has gone badly wrong, and the
best thing that we can do is _nothing_. Not attempt to clear it up and
potentially make the problem worse.

Regards,
Malcolm

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