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Re: 1.6.0 commit dialog

From: Michael Geary <mg_at_mg.to>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 17:17:44 -0700 (PDT)

Another thought: Programmers rely on muscle memory. It's one of the
ways we keep our sanity. We let our muscles remember the little
things, like *how you check in your code*, so our brains are freed up
to think about the trickier problems.

Breaking that muscle memory for every programmer who uses TortoiseSVN
is a Bad Thing. A Very Bad Thing. It could be justified in some cases,
but it should be something you are very reluctant to do, and do it
only when there is a very good reason.

Windows UI guidelines from twenty years ago (yes, twenty!) are not a
good enough reason. Raymond Chen's opinion is not a good enough
reason. Is there a good enough reason? What is it?

Contrast with the Subversion command line: When was the last time the
confirmation key for the svn command was changed? :-)


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