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Re: Property values for boolean properties.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-06-19 15:44:15 CEST

On 6/18/07, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:

> So Karl: if you write the code to do the client warning when using propset
> with values of "off" or "false", maybe make the warning recommend propdel.
> $ svn propset svn:executable false filename
> svn: warning: The value of 'svn:executable' property is ignored by
> Subversion -- the behavior is enabled by the mere existence of the
> property. Your value of "false" looks like one which attempts to
> disable this property's behavior (but will not have that effect).
> If that is what you are trying to do, use 'svn propdel' instead.

I like this idea of throwing in an extra warning. But I feel like I
missed something in Karl's original post. Karl brings up this whole
subject as if it were a de-facto truth that this potential UI
confusion is a serious problem... but is there really a problem here?
In all my years, I've never heard of anyone being bitten by this.

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