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Re: the obliterate discussion - why dumpfiltering is no valid workaround

From: patrick <Patrick.Wyss_at_mobilesolutions.ch>
Date: 2007-07-20 16:23:44 CEST

Toby Thain wrote:
> On 20-Jul-07, at 10:03 AM, patrick wrote:
> Problem of education? If they don't know what kind of system they're
> using, this might be the least of your problems...
please not the "if they don't know how to use it they're not worthy" hammer.
did you realy not even once add something that you regretted afterwards?

Toby Thain wrote:
> I don't want to pre-empt the experts, but I think a rationale against
> such a thing can be made. For one thing it's a powerful regret-
> generator (dangerous tool, think rm -rf but on your repo(!). Typing
> error?) It -should- be hard to destroy data; a version control system
> is designed to keep it safe. It's a bit like asking for openable
> windows on a space capsule.
1. so why does rm -rf exist then?
2. that's what backups are for. (and yeah, they are no fun if they get too


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