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From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: [PATCH] CVSREADONLY feature
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 00:02:12 -0500 (EST)

Mark D. Baushke writes:
> > And one more, how about always issuing a warning?  Something like,
> > "WARNING:  Read-only repository access mode selected via `cvs -R'.
> > Using this option to access a repository which some users write to may
> > cause intermittant sandbox corruption."
> I issued that message with write mode. I am not sure it should be done
> for a read-only operation or when the -Q switch is used. Obviously, I
> can extend it further if you feel it is needed.

I think Derek's point was that you should *always* issue that message;
this "feature" is extremely dangerous and should not be used lightly. 
(I've never liked it, but I recognize the need it fills and I haven't
been able to come up with a better alternative.)  I'd say you should
issue the message as soon as the option is parsed, although I'm open to
suppressing it for quiet and/or really quiet mode.

-Larry Jones

I must have been delirious from having so much fun. -- Calvin

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