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Re: Eric goes to lunch -- a decentralized-development user story

From: Barry Scott <barry_at_barrys-emacs.org>
Date: 2004-09-18 14:55:58 CEST

On Sep 17, 2004, at 02:10, John Peacock wrote:

> Barry Scott wrote:
>> But svk is not usable outside of the command line so its no use to
>> folks that want a GUI.
>
> That's an unusual assertion, seeing that the WinCVS GUI works by
> driving the commandline CVSNT client. Just because right now no one
> has bothered to produce a GUI for svk doesn't mean it isn't possible.
> It's just not important right now.

I do not think its a good idea to have important subsystems only be
driven by parsing text output of a program.
Its great that SVN has an API that can be driven without the need to
parse output in a range of languages.
If svk has the same computer API its ready for prime time tool use.

>> And you force Perl on them as well.
>
> That's a fairly loaded statement there; a suprisingly large number of
> people like Perl just fine, thanks.

I know lots of people like Perl, I'm not one of them. Its far to hard
to maintain and difficult to learn.
Languages like Python are far better designed.

Barry

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