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Re: Preventing mistakenly deleting branch tags

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Preventing mistakenly deleting branch tags
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 16:28:24 -0400 (EDT)

Donald Sharp writes:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 01:08:03PM -0700, Stephen Cameron wrote:
> > 
> > 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
> > nothing.  
> Users do strange things, all the time.  part of my arguement was that they 
> are going to learn the -b behaviour and use it regardless.  And then
> your patch doesn't stop them anymore.

Since users almost never delete branch tags (at least not
intentionally), it's hard to see how they would learn to use -b. 
Especially if -b *prevents* deleting a revision tag, as I think
it should.

-Larry Jones

I suppose if I had two X chromosomes, I'd feel hostile too. -- Calvin

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