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Re: Strange behavior

From: Edwin Castro <0ptikGhost_at_gmx.us>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:33:40 -0800

On 8/12/13 10:57 AM, John Maher wrote:
> But then again perhaps those are the people who use subversion for the simplest of builds.

At my previous employer I was partly responsible for a codebase in
subversion whose trunk was 2+ GB large. The codebase included over 1400
C#, C++, SQL, and WiX projects. I think many of us have very complicated
builds. We simply choose to use the correct tool for the job. Working on
Windows I wrote many PowerShell scripts to help me manage bulk operations.

I have no evidence but I suspect most of us have lots of experience
working with very large codebases in subversion. Suggesting that we have
the "simplest of builds" comes across as elitist which is odd coming
from an obvious beginner. There is clear evidence that there's a
cognitive mismatch between your current understanding and how subversion
is intended to be used. We're here to help you but that help will come
these discussions occur with respect. Sometimes it is better to present
the experts with the problem you are trying to solve including how
you've attempted to solve it, accepting the possibility that your
current approach may not be the best approach. Seems like I keep hearing
"you're doing it wrong" from the list and you keep responding with "I
don't care, how do accomplish this anyway." I don't think that's a good
attitude to take.

Received on 2013-08-12 21:34:40 CEST

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