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Re: disregarding svn:global-ignores

From: Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:55:04 -0500

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 06, 2012 at 11:06:51PM +0400, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
>> > /bike-shed note: why property named "svn:global-ignores", not
>> > "svn:global-ignore"? It will be looking more consistent with
>> > "svn:ignore".
>> The name mirrors the "global-ignores" option in the configuration file.
>> That's not a very strong argument, of course.
>> A more convincing argument against changing it is that changing it
>> involves changing lots of lines of code, see r1405834 :)
> At the risk of getting something thrown at me: after reading Julian's
> arguments, I was thinking "svn:recursive-ignore" might be a better
> name. It doesn't sound as global, and it does adequately describe what
> it does as opposed to svn:ignore. (except if it doesn't ... not
> entirely sure if "recursive" is accurate for the current behavior).

Hi Johan,

I suspect that "svn:recursive-ignore" will find disfavor for the same
reason my original "svn:inheritable-ignores" did: Nobody embraced the
idea of explicitly declaring the property as inheritable (or
recursive) as part of its name. Just replace "inheritable" with
"recursive" in this thread and you'll see what I mean:

Paul T. Burba
CollabNet, Inc. -- www.collab.net -- Enterprise Cloud Development
Skype: ptburba
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> Johan
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