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Re: Switching

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:16:49 -0500

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 1:34 PM, John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com> wrote:
> Again Les, you misunderstand. I have no problems with the workspace. It is exactly the same for everyone, everytime. Please read carefully before you respond. It has nothing to do with the build. It is user settings, a config file, ini file, choose your terminology. If you don't understand please ask for clarification instead of making incorrect assumptions.

The contents of the file are irrelevant. The point is that it has to
either be versioned so svn can delete it knowing that you can get it
back, and then delete the containing directory that is really the
issue, or you have to delete it yourself. Pick one. If it really is
always the same, I don't see the problem with committing it. If it
isn't, and you need to reproduce it, you need to work out a way to do
that, or use the multiple-checkout approach to maintain dirty
workspaces, realizing that you can't reproduce them reliably.
Personally, I don't like things that rely on any unversioned state
getting into production releases. That developer will leave or that
machine will crash and all the magic is gone - and if you can't do a
matching build on a clean machine from a clean checkout, you won't
ever know how much magic was involved.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell_at_gmail.com
Received on 2013-08-22 23:17:23 CEST

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