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Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: cannot drop non-empty directory during branch u
Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: cannot drop non-empty directory during branch update
Tue, 18 Sep 2007 23:04:26 -0400
Ethan Blanton spake unto us the following wisdom:
> There is another possibility -- maybe they are simply expensive to
> generate. Several times in renaming directories in the Pidgin source
> tree, I've had to blow away quantities of object files which I would
> rather have kept, all things being equal. (They could, of course, be
> kept by tarring them up, removing them, renaming, and extracting or
> what-have-you, but they're just not *that* expensive to generate!
> [Pidgin isn't C++, after all... ;-)]) In such a case, it really would
> be nice if the non-versioned files just moved right along with the
> versioned files.
> (Assuming I understood the problem correctly.)
Rereading, I see that I did not -- but it is a related issue, I think.
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils]. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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Re: [Monotone-devel] cannot drop non-empty directory during branch update, Chad Walstrom, 2007/09/19