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Re: Property values for boolean properties.

From: Michael Sinz <Michael.Sinz_at_sinz.org>
Date: 2007-06-19 19:48:56 CEST

On 6/19/07, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> Christian Unger <cunger@apple.com> writes:
> > how does this map to autoprops?
> It doesn't -- it's for interactive command-line invocations only.

Ahh, but I have had a lot of repository cleanup because people did not
know/watch for this.

The process was having a lot of source (and XML) files on a Windows
machine, they moved it over to their Linux box but somehow (I was not
there to watch) had all of the files come over with the executable bit
set (a+rwx effectively).

Then then added the whole batch to the repository, and marking them
all executable as per the SVN client convention.

Cleanup was easy enough but it was confusing to the users that you
deleted the property - they all thought it would have been set to
"off" or "no" or "false" (well, almost all, some did read the
Subversion book and were clued in...)

BTW - autoprops supporting the "off" state would really help prevent
this behavior. I would love to have all *.java, *.xml, etc. files
marked as "never svn:executable" even if the "x" bit is set at the
time of the svn add command.

Michael Sinz               Technology and Engineering Director/Consultant
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