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Re: Delete/Undelete modified working copy

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-05-27 19:57:48 CEST

Brian Mathis wrote:

> SVN should work like every other Windows app and abide by the
> preferences you set up on your machine. If you don't like using the
> recycle bin, then you can change it.

Except that Subversion is _not_ a Windows app; it is a cross-platform
application. OS specific code is avoided for lots of good reasons (I should
know, I had some *nix specific code nixed because I couldn't provide a
methodology to match for Win32).

It is not the application's business (or the O/S's as far as I am concerned) to
handhold the user and protect them from shooting themselves in the foot. Even
Microsoft partially agrees with me, since a DEL in the CMD shell doesn't use the
recycle bin.

If you have a problem with the way that TortoiseSVN chooses to implement
deletes, that's the door down the hall on the left. ;) There is no reason to
change the behavior of the commandline tools to fit this one application.


John Peacock
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