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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: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 20:46:42 +0000

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 09:25:30PM +0100, Branko ??ibej wrote:
> I wonder if it would make sense to do a survey on the users@ list about
> this. I prophesy that most responses would be either "what's a peg
> revision?" or "yes, I get bitten by that all the time."

Well, you can also find questions such as "what's a diff?",
"what's a branch?", and "what's a merge?" in our user base.

I can't wait for "what's a tree conflict?" by the way.

While the concept of peg revs takes a while to wrap your head
around (it did/does for me, I keep forgetting about them because
I don't use them much), I don't think making it behave inconsistently
across different commands is going to help either. I'm with Mark
on this one.

svn can certainly be used intuitively to a large degree, but some
things require users to learn what's going on under the hood.
Compared to e.g. git, we're actually doing quite well in this department.

Similar problem:

Do you use vim or emacs instead of e.g. nano?
Right. And how many weird things do you have to keep in your head
so you can work with either of those?

I lost count years ago :P


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