a few more observations on the book

Ben Collins-Sussman sussman at red-bean.com
Sat Aug 6 18:53:52 CDT 2005

On Aug 4, 2005, at 3:53 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> ch 1:
> - the paragraph describing creating the subdirectories "trunk",
> "branches" and "tags" seems misleadingly adamant that these
> directories should be created and that they should have *exactly*
> those names.  maybe you clarify later that they don't actually have to
> called precisely that, but readers might get the impression here that
> there's something magic and mandatory about those names.

Fixed, thanks.

> ch 2:
> "Working Copies"
> - this might be a good place to offhandedly mention that a working
> copy is equivalent to what others would call a "sandbox", and leave it
> at that

See previous mail.

> - you might also casually mention that you can have multiple working
> copies going at once.  yes, i know that's trivially obvious, but some
> readers might not pick up on that.  (i only mention that since you use
> the phrase "Your working copy" as if there is only one of them.)

Fixed, thanks.

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