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Re: Property values for boolean properties.

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_mit.edu>
Date: 2007-06-19 18:24:45 CEST

On 6/19/07, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-bean.com> wrote:
> 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.

Specifically, it doesn't really seem like svn:executable and
svn:needs-lock are really the type of properties you ever unset.

I can't really tell if this is an argument for or against the warning,
though :-)

"Nobody ever tries to clear svn:executable, so why bother with a warning?"

"Trying to clear svn:executable is so rare, of course we haven't heard
complaints about the confusing command from the few people who have


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