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Re: RFC: Untangling the peg revision knot (was: A preliminary study of non-contiguous transformations in the Hilbert space of Alexandrian solutions)

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 15:00:18 -0500

Branko Čibej wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> Yes, some users are too lazy to learn the tool to this extend. Some just
>> get by with using -r so often instead of @ because the results are often the
>> same, and then when the need for @ really shows up, they don't remember what
>> to do. And some will never understand any of this because the whole idea of
>> "lines of history" and such are just over their heads altogether
> Hm, so you're proposing to not make the tool easier to use on the
> grounds that we don't want stupid users anyway.. A valid philosophy. :)

Heh. No, I'm saying that uniform behavior is also part of the "ease of use"
recipe, and not something to lightly abandon.

> But it bundles me with the stupid user who don't understand version
> control, and while I don't specifically take exception to that, it does
> make me wonder. :-P

Well, I did consider that perhaps as an early Subversion user with some gaps
in participation along the way (like gstein, who voiced similar complaints),
you might be one of those who knew nothing but -r (because that's all there
was for several years) and simply missed the innovation that was peg
revisions. Old habits are hard to break, even when they no longer serve you

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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Received on 2008-11-26 21:00:27 CET

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