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Re: Introduction

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: 2001-03-02 09:49:58 CET

Jens Kl�cker <jens@kloecker.org>:
> I would like to be involved when it comes to
> writing a Perl interface to the libraries, integrate Perl into the
> server or designing and implementing a Web-interface (e.g., like
> cvsweb). I can also help in writing an (X)Emacs client.

I am not a member of the project core team; I just wandered in a few
days ago myself and have yet to do any work. So please don't
over-interpret my opinions, I am speaking for myself and from my own
experience only.

I get a little nervous when I hear "Perl" in a context like this.
I used to write a lot of Perl, but have almost completely abondoned
the language. The problem I have is that Perl is a maintainability
disaster, very nearly a write-only language at program sizes over
a few hundred lines.

Again, strictly my opinion...but if you think you could do a cvsweb
equivalent, I'd sure rather see you do that first.

Finally (and the real reason I spoke up), Emacs already includes a
generic version-control client with an interface many people have
in their fingers. Would you consider writing a Subversion back-end
for Emacs VC mode?

		Eric S. Raymond
All governments are more or less combinations against the
people. . .and as rulers have no more virtue than the ruled. . .
the power of government can only be kept within its constituted
bounds by the display of a power equal to itself, the collected
sentiment of the people.
	-- Benjamin Franklin Bache, in a Phildelphia Aurora editorial 1794
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