Thanks for taking time and clear out the things. I do understand your 
concern and agrees at some level. However, Humans are designed to make 
mistakes and I believe the system should help human to avoid it at some 
level. If a simple warning from the system helps to prevent a disaster I 
believe it would worth it. As it said "prevention is always better than 
cure". :)


On Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 9:20:26 PM UTC+5:30, Konstantin Khomoutov 
wrote:
>
> On Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:37:35 -0700 
> Michael <keyb...@gmail.com <javascript:>> wrote: 
>
> > > There's actually nothing to be surprised about: Git was explicitly 
> > > designed in a way to abstrain itself from managing authentication, 
> > > authorization and access controls.  Hence, when a Git process is 
> > > being run to serve a push to a repository (or a fetch from it) it 
> > > has no idea about the identity -- whatever it could mean -- of the 
> > > user who is accesing that repository.  That is, Git assumes some 
> > > other software handled the authentication+authorization+access 
> > > controlling tasks. 
> > 
> > There is nothing wrong with that design. However, if git is being 
> > given a --force option from the command line, and has standard input 
> > as a terminal, doesn't it make sense to put out a warning, "Force 
> > push can be destructive, and is not normal in most workflows. Do you 
> > really want to do this?", and read a Y/n response. 
>
> My opinion is that this is counter-productive as the users will very 
> quickly learn to hit Y.  I've seen that more than once.  Off the top of 
> my memory, I recall 'rm' being aliases to 'rm -i' for root shells on 
> older released of Red Hat operating systems.  That option asks the user 
> if they really want to delete the file.  Guess what -- the user learns 
> to just hit y+Return each time or pass '-f' to override '-i'. 
>
> I mean, you either think before you do, or you don't. 
>
> (On a side note, I'd recommend reading the book "Turn the ship around!" 
> -- its part which deals with the so-called "deliberate action".) 
>

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