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Re: disregarding svn:global-ignores

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 02:47:53 +0200

Paul Burba wrote on Wed, Nov 07, 2012 at 16:10:00 -0500:
> However I strongly believe that the default behavior of svn:auto-props
> should not be tied the config:miscellany:enable-auto-props runtime
> setting. Doing so makes it too easy for users to permanently (and
> perhaps accidentally) disregard svn:auto-props. We want to give users
> to opportunity to override the repository recommended auto-props (as
> manifested in the svn:auto-props property) on an exception basis, but
> do we want to make it easy for users to simply "turn off" the repos
> recommended auto-props? Personally I think not.

Maybe your conclusion is correct, but the argument you give for it ---
the one below, "repos admin convenience" --- is not sufficient: it would
also justify letting repository administrators dictate the contents of
client-side hooks (if we ever grow that feature), which is not something
we would find acceptable.

> I assume a
> repository administrator who sets an svn:auto-props property on the
> root of their repos considers these autoprops the recommended default,
> only to be overridden in special circumstances, not something that can
> simply be switched off permanently by disinterested users.
Received on 2012-11-08 01:48:38 CET

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