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Re: Subversion vs. VSS

From: Scott Collins <scc_at_ScottCollins.net>
Date: 2003-11-07 20:31:56 CET

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Many people will publicly decry VSS, e.g.,

   <http://www.highprogrammer.com/alan/windev/sourcesafe.html>

I recall a site listing the top ten reasons not to use VSS, but I was
unable to locate it by search. I have personally worked with VSS and I
must agree with the nay-sayers. VSS is a data-loss bear-trap armed and
waiting to destroy your work. I have been told that even Microsoft
does not use VSS internally. I do not know if that statement is true,
but no Microsoft engineer with whom I'm acquainted uses it.

No matter what source code or configuration management system you
recommend, a vote _against_ Visual Source Safe is a vote _for_ safe
source.
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Scott Collins <http://ScottCollins.net/>

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