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Re: Preventing mistakenly deleting branch tags

From: Stephen Cameron
Subject: Re: Preventing mistakenly deleting branch tags
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 13:08:03 -0700 (PDT)

--- Donald Sharp <sharpd@cisco.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 12:01:21PM -0700, Stephen Cameron wrote:

> > 
> > It prevents this mistake:
> > cvs tag -d sometag
> > "Oh crap, I meant to type someothertag!  sometag is my branch tag!!!
> ^C^C^C^C"
> Your proposal doesn't stop this( adding another command line switch
> doesn't stop people from typing the wrong branch/tag name. ).
> There is nothing that can ever stop the accident from happening.
My patch transforms the _consequence_ of the mistake from potentially
catastrophic unrecoverable branch tag loss into warning messages.

However, it's clear that you believe people will, for some strange reason,
become accustomed to typing "cvs tag -d -b sometag" even when they don't need
"-b" 99.9999% of the time, thus reducing the effectiveness of the "-b" to

Since you're the only one that's giving a strong opinion, and your opinoin
seems to be that you don't like it, well, ok.  I know when I'm beat.


-- steve

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