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Re: Space wasting

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-03-09 13:03:00 CET

Alvin Thompson wrote:

>> Ant already does this -- it's the only major build system I've got
>> experience with. I'd be willing to bet that "make" does the right
>> thing too.
> so if the tools you use work, you don't care about others who can't
> get it to work? that's a rather selfish and short-sighted attitude.
>> Working copies are cheap. If you fiddle with files stored in hidden
>> Subversion admin folders you might screw your working copy. You might
>> do it once. You probably won't do it again.
> are you kidding! just like a kid trying to open a fire detector, all
> it takes is once for it to do serious damage. if someone loses a
> week's work because he accidentally hosed the contents of his .svn
> directory, you're just going to tell him, 'that will teach you not to
> do it again'? once again, selfish. i'm sure you'll be the first to
> complain when the next person with that problem submits a plea for
> help in the mailing list, thereby 'wasting your bandwidth'.
> ironically, i'm sure if your kid got into a fire detector and got sick
> from radiation poisoning, you'd be the first in line to sue. this
> comment is so ridiculous i don't know why i bother answering it.

I don't like your tone, Alvin. I've been using and supporting Subversion
for over 6 months now, helping out on mailing lists, and generally
trying to further the cause. I provide a mirror for the Subversion
RedHat RPMs, and I recently wrote an article explaining Subversion's
benefits for existing CVS users. It got a nice reception on Slashdot
here: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/08/0311222

I'm not going to reply to any more of your posts on this topic -- people
have pointed out exactly why you're wrong, and you have demonstrated a
total lack of knowledge, followed by "yeah, it was just a hypothetical
example" when called on it, and I'm totally unimpressed.


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