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Re: checking out mac resource forks, file checkout order

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-20 21:10:43 CEST

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On May 20, 2006, at 05:25, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>>>> Possible conclusions one can draw from this:
>>>> * Mac OS X 10.4 is broken.
>>>> * Resource forks cannot be used with Subversion.
>> Or the more correct conclusion:
>> * Resource forks are a bad idea, corrupting software and
>> filesystems willie-nillie.
> Yes, resource forks are a bad idea today, because of the many and
> varied unexpected situations one can run into when trying to
> interoperate with software that is not aware of resource forks
> because it originated on non-Mac systems (not because they corrupt
> anything, which they don't).

My experience was that they were never that good or reliable of an idea in
the *first* place. Seriously, it forces the OS to double-up on file
operations like "copy", "rename", or "move" and creates serious adventures.
The benefit was minimal, the hazards quite serious.

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