[Chicago-talk] Question of preference

jason gessner jason at multiply.org
Thu Jan 3 21:19:49 PST 2008

if you share your repo with a team and check in broken code you are a
jerk.  If you want version control bring it into a local branch or use
TOOL DU JOUR HERE__ to help you out, but don't pollute a shared repo
with code that doesn't work.

if you use VCS for yourself then you can do whatever you feel best, obviously.


On Dec 30, 2007 4:31 PM, Steven Lembark <lembark at wrkhors.com> wrote:
> >> SVN supports this via pre-commit checks; problem
> >> is that you usually want people checking in code
> >> regularly to avoid loss of work. Catch: if you
> >> can only check in working code then you cannot
> >> make periodic checkins to make sure you don't
> >> loose work.
> >
> > you don't want to lose code *that works* not just any random code.
> > SVN != RSYNC for a developer sandbox.  :)
> So if it takes you three weeks to finish some work
> you wouldn't want to make any partial commits? You
> would prefer not to have any option of working
> on the code at remote locations, or give anyone else
> working on the project with you any chance at all to
> see the in-process code? You also would want to be
> able to try any changes with the option of backing
> them out later to a sane re-start point if an idea
> didn't work, I suppose?
> I've found all of these helpful at various times.
> You might not want to put the code back into the
> main production branch the first day, but the ability
> to commit partially complete projects is a powerful
> feature of SVN (and CVS).
> --
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