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Re: R: R: Subclipse "Checkout as..." (strange?) working

From: Marc Sherman <msherman_at_projectile.ca>
Date: 2005-08-04 14:14:14 CEST

Greg Irvine wrote:
> IMO it's a flaw in CVS terminology that "checkout" doubles up as
> "update".

Yes, very much so. It is, however, a flaw we've all lived with for many
years now, so when it's fixed, we need to bear it in mind in future
designs. Principle of least surprise.

> And the checkout dialog does say "The resource 'XX' already exists in
> the workspace and will be deleted. Proceed?"

Ah, I wasn't aware of that. I only got involved in that case after the
fact, when he came to me asking why "updating deleted his work".

> Perhaps some reading of the svn book would help prevent some
> migration issues.

I certainly read it, and I encouraged the team to read it. I can't say
for sure if everyone did.

- Marc
Received on Thu Aug 4 22:14:14 2005

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