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Re: Feature Request: Option to *always* commit all the changes in the *entire* working copy.

From: Nick Sabalausky <business4_at_semitwist.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 07:07:37 -0400

levyam Full name Andy Levy Date 2009-08-03 03:29:35 PDT Message On Sun, Aug
2, 2009
"Corrupted" and "data is lost" implies that you took all the correct
actions, but the software scrambled/lost bits. What you're describing
is a function of user action which can easily be avoided by correct
user behavior. As I said previously, you're given plenty of
opportunities to review what you're committing before you do it.

"avoided by correct user behavior"? That is an absolutely preposterous,
barely-above-trolling argument on the same arrogance level as "RTFM". The
whole point of version control (as well as innumerable computer
technologies) is to prevent various forms of user error! To presume that
preventing user error is something that should not be done is completely
ignorant. In fact, why are you even paying *any* attention to version
control systems if you truly feel that way about user error? Let the actual
authors of this project respond for themselves instead of continuing in your
attempts to troll this legitimate request into oblivion.

Let's suppose for a moment that this option does exist, and in the
course of your "juggling a million things" you commit your whole WC,
committing changes that you didn't want because they were in the WC
and you didn't notice, just like you've been "corrupting" your data
today because you're committing too deep in the WC and not getting
changes higher up in the tree? What will you do then?

I have never had a working copy that included both changed files I was ready
to commit and changed files I wasn't ready to commit. In fact, I don't work
in such a way that that would ever happen. So it sounds like it's time for a
certain troll to take their own advice about being a responsible developer.


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