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Re: [PATCH] '-p' shortcut to '--parents'

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_mit.edu>
Date: 2007-05-18 07:15:02 CEST

On 5/18/07, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> What do you think of Jared's proposal? I'm guardedly in favor; are
> there cases where one *wouldn't* want the parent-creating behavior,
> and if so, are they compelling enough to override the principle that
> the intuitive thing should be the default?

The obvious case, to me, is a typo: if you misspell the name of a
directory when trying to make a directory nested deep inside it, you
probably don't want a whole hierarchy of directories to be made by
mistake, complete with .svn directories and all.


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