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Re: excellent GIT video

From: Ask Bjørn Hansen <ask_at_develooper.com>
Date: 2007-11-03 09:15:32 CET

On Oct 31, 2007, at 10:27 PM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On a less serious note, as someone who hasn't been on a plane in
> years,
> I've gotten really tired of "I can work on an airplane" as the poster
> child for disconnected operation. [...]

I don't think I've ever gotten any worthwhile code done on an
airplane, but as others pointed out: it's just a substitute for "bad
connectivity".

I often use git or svk to manage my local working copy. I'm
completely wedded to the "One True Repository" model of managing the
code though, so all my projects are still in Subversion.

I've found myself to be supremely productive when I've been without
net access but with a local repository. No distractions + commit
access = yay. But that probably just says something about how much
trouble I have focusing. :-)

In particular with git I've noticed that I'm much much more likely to
study old history (diffs and commits logs) because it's so darn fast.
Not having the frequent multi second wait really makes a big difference.

For the "track content, not filenames" thing: In my limited
experience it works really well. It felt pretty scary to me at first,
but so far it's never been an issue and it's nice to be able to "just
move code around" rather than the usual "hmn, now I'm moving 90% of
the functions in this file to the other file, I better stop what I'm
doing and go do a rename first" disruption.

  - ask

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