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Re: Serious incompatibility between Subversion and Metrowerks CodeWarrior

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-08-02 01:16:34 CEST

On 01.08.2005, at 23:37, Dale Worley wrote:

>> Yes, well, one might argue that it's a shortcoming of an editor, but
>> hardly a bug to notice that a file's inode has changed. I mean, it's
>> got an open file handle, it shouldn't expect the file to be deleted.
> It's really an oddity for an editor to keep an open handle on a
> file. All
> (other) editors that I know of do open-read-close or open-write-
> close. In
> particular, this allows you to "rename away" the file while it is
> being
> edited, and the editor's save will create a new file (with the
> right name).

That is not what a Macintosh user [1] would expect. A Macintosh user
expects that if a file is open in an editor, and the file is then
renamed or moved in the Finder, that the editor would notice the
move / rename and remain attached to the file under its new identity.

[1] Old-time Macintosh user. Since System 6. Did a quick check, and
TextWrangler on OS X still behaves in this way.

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