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Re: If RCS can stand it, why canít your system?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 04:49:22 -0500

We have an import/export format that has existed since svn 1.0, and
that is our dumpfile format. I do not think we are "required" or need
to be "shamed" into supporting additional formats.

And for what it's worth, a *git* GSoC student wrote a remote dumpfile
generator to feed into git's fast-import. We gave the guy commit
access to *our* trunk and let him build the tool.

Also: we have extended our diff generation to support git's diff markers.

In short, there is NO WAY anybody can say we have something against
git. If somebody came along with code to deal with git's streams, then
we'd consider it, and the utility it may provide over our own dumpfile

So I'm not quite sure what your post and tool is supposed to be saying
to our community. I don't get it.


On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 02:25, Eric Raymond <esr_at_snark.thyrsus.com> wrote:
> Iíve written software for a lot of different reasons besides pure
> utility in the past. Sometimes Iíve been making an aesthetic
> statement, sometimes Iíve hacked to perpetuate a tribal in-joke, and
> at least once I have written a substantial piece of code exactly
> because the domain experts solemnly swore that job was impossible to
> automate (wrong, bwahahaha).
> Hereís a new one. Today I released a program that is ugly and only
> marginally useful, but specifically designed to shame other hackers
> into doing the right thing.
> The rest at <http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=2762>.
> --
> † † † † † † † †Eric S. Raymond
> No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. †The possession
> of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.
> † † † †-- "Political Disquisitions", a British republican tract of 1774-1775
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