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[Subclipse-users] Re: Revert on a project is too slow

From: Holger Hoffstaette <holger_at_wizards.de>
Date: 2007-09-18 19:04:08 CEST

On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 10:23:48 -0400, Mark Phippard wrote:

> On 9/18/07, Zach Bailey <zach.bailey@hannonhill.com> wrote:
>> Would it be possible to do a little work up front to determine if a
>> recursive revert were "safe" and automatically choose that option?
>
> Would it be possible? Of course. Would that make it safe? Not sure.
> It depends how smart we are. A related issue is that people wanted
> us to preserve local history when reverting. If we just switched this to
> a recursive revert we would lose that.
>
> You and I might think this is all fine, but someone down the road is bound
> to show up on the list angry because they lost work.

What could be more clear in its intention than revert? When I select
revert on a file, I want that file reverted; when I select it on a
directory or the entire project, I want to blow it all away - otherwise I
wouldn't select revert but instead try to backtrack via the local history.
If necessary put up an optional confirmation dialog, but protecting people
from themselves at the expense of functionality or performance will never
work out. Someone, somewhere, will always mess up somehow and blame svn,
subclipse or the universe at large..

just my .02
Holger

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