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Re: Checking out individual files

From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. <vawjr_at_rudbek.com>
Date: 2007-01-29 01:43:31 CET

At 14:01 2007-01-28, Les Mikesell wrote:
>Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>>>i.e. The difficulty some new SVN users seem to have is in
>>>>stubbornly insisting on misusing the tool because one can't quite
>>>>accept that it offers a slightly different solution (screws) to
>>>>the same problem (affixing things). And this it does with
>>>>aplomb, but it does require stepping back and not "What am I
>>>>trying to accomplish?" without presupposing a solution.
>>>You lost me on this one. Are you suggesting that he shouldn't use
>>>svn for this task, or that there is some yet unmentioned way to do
>>>what he wants with svn.
>>The user wants to check out individual files. Subversion does not
>>offer that. Rather than saying the tool is broken, the user should
>>ask "WHY am I trying to check out individual files?
>I'd assume that the user knows his job,

That's the funniest line I've seen delivered with a straight face in
a decade or so, lololololoolol

> and instead ask why a tool that doesn't provide the facility he
> wants is being forced on him.


Victor A. Wagner Jr. http://rudbek.com
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