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Re: [TSVN] commit of missing files automatically selects removal

From: Norbert Unterberg <nunterberg_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-03 16:09:58 CEST

Just to throw my own opinion into the ring:

2005/10/3, Stefan KŁng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com>:

> Sorry, slight correction: the CL client *does* automatically delete
> missing files on commit! So TSVN is just consistent.

I have just tried, at least the command line client 1.2.0 does neither
delete missing files or add new files during a commit. I think this is
the correct and consistent bahaviour.

> But usually, a build step doesn't remove the README file.

But a user error might remove the file, and this error could remain
undetected for some time.

> You're assuming a lot here. What makes you think that "!" and "?" are mistakes?

And you like to be very quick in knowing what the "correct" way is to
use Subversion. Yes, there is a "best practice", a "recommended way",
a "you should not...", but they do not always match the target
environment. A good tool should not force you into the "usually best"
way. It should direct you there but leave the choice to the user.

Just my opinion, though.

BTW, the automatic removal of missing files had already hit me, too.


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