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Re: Obliterate and auditability

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:21:21 -0400

On Mon, 2008-04-21 at 01:52 -0400, Karl Fogel wrote:
> We will definitely want to support the use case where the revision
> number itself has to go away.

I'm going to echo CMike's question. This seems like scope creep. There
are some very sound scenarios supporting obliterate support in the first
place, like someone accidentally committing a pre-release copy of Star
Wars episode VII to the Subversion repository. In that case, copyright
infringement concerns trump historical accuracy concerns.

I am not aware of sound scenarios supporting "remove a revision without
a trace." I don't mind if Subversion allows users to do that (it's not
very hard to do that to the most recent revision by hand, at least in
FSFS), but such a feature travels well beyond the scope we had strong
support for in the first place.

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