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Re: Delete from Repository

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-09-06 23:03:12 CEST

On Sep 6, 2006, at 18:17, Michael Eager wrote:

> As I said, the perfect may be enemy of the good. This looks
> to me like what Fred Brooks called "gold-plating" in "The Mythical
> Man Month"
>
> As others have mentioned, dump/filter/load is both inconvenient
> because it requires the repo to be off-line, dumpfilter is awkward
> to use, and the process is time-consuming. I don't see it as a viable
> work-around.
>
> This feature has been requested for five years, as I understand
> it. There's been substantial collection of requirements over this
> time. So far, no one has stepped forward to design the feature,
> either in the smaller version I need, or in the more expansive
> form you would like to see. Perhaps that might happen if you come
> up with a bounty, but it appears that you want a complex design
> completed before finding the bounty. Sounds like this could take
> more years.
>
> I can implement the solution I need, if I find the time. It doesn't
> sound complicated, although some suggestions about where to look
> would be appreciated.
>
> If I do this, I'll send in the patch.

Based on what I've observed on this list in the past, I don't think a
patch would be accepted if there has not yet been a satisfactory
design discussion.

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