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Re: .cvsignore file being ignored

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: .cvsignore file being ignored
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 15:53:34 -0400 (EDT)

Peschko, Edward writes:
> Why the resistance to what would be a trivial feature?

Because even trivial features are expensive.  They clutter up the code,
the test suite, the documentation, and the users' minds.  In this case,
it encourages a bad, some would even say dangerous, habbit (expecting
software to second guess you and do what you want instead of what you
told it to do).

-Larry Jones

I like maxims that don't encourage behavior modification. -- Calvin

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