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Re: Feature request: tag ignored files as "hidden" (optionally)

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_mit.edu>
Date: 2006-09-23 21:00:27 CEST

On 9/20/06, Joachim Lous <joachim@xvision.no> wrote:
> I would like to suggest an option for auto-aplying the windows "hidden"
> attribute to all ignored files.

Hi Joachim. I'm not a Windows user, so I don't know much about this
"hidden" attribute or the overlay concept you mention. Do you think
you could provide a pointer to an explanation of exactly what this is?

Given what I understand from your email, though, I'm not sure that
this is a great idea. People use svn:ignore for many purposes; one of
the most important is to get Subversion to ignore automatically
generated files. Very often, these files are the most important files
in your checkout: for example, a compiled program! I don't
necessarily think people wanted to hide ignored files (or at least not
all of them).

But, since I don't really understand what the hidden attribute is, my
instinct above might be completely off.


David Glasser | glasser_at_mit.edu | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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