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Re: Space wasting

From: Alvin Thompson <al_at_thompsonlogic.com>
Date: 2004-03-09 20:51:12 CET

i've got news for you: most programmers are crappy programmers. the
problem is, all programmers think they're the good ones.

also, you're assuming that the programmer made a conscious effort to
change the contents. much more likely it would be the result of a 'bad'
script or an unintended side effect of a command. worse, it may go
unnoticed since most do not inspect the contents of that directory. the
  $4 question is: what will happen to the users wc/repository when the
contents of that directory are modified in a non-deterministic way?

are you saying that you have never, ever accidentally modified/deleted a
file you didn't intend to? i have, and i'd be willing to bet that most
have. it happens rarely for 'smart' people, but once every blue moon it
still happens.

-alvin

Calvin Spealman wrote:
> On Monday 08 March 2004 7:31 pm, Alvin Thompson <al@thompsonlogic.com> wrote:
>
>>Brian Mathis wrote:
>>
>>>Someone asked me once to fix their computer. The converstation went
>>>like this:
>>> What did you do?
>>> Nothing, I just organized some files
>>> Did you '"organize" the files in C:\Windows?
>>> Uhhh....
>>
>>that's exactly my point. there's lots of ignorant dolts out there who
>>will do this. if it's easy for people to screw themselves with this
>>product, this product will be blamed, deserved or not. that would hinder
>>acceptance. many don't stop to ask whether the source behind some
>>'horror story' is credible or not.
>>
>>-alvin
>
>
> Are you suggesting that its a problem that some "dolt" might delete their .svn
> folder trying to clean up their directories? have you considered that maybe
> any _programmer_ who is innept enough to do this might not be a good source
> of software in the first place and maybe we should consider this a bit of a
> safety. if they cant use it properly, itd probably be dangerous for their
> software to get 'finished' and released, anyway.
>
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