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Re: subversion fud...and rcs old timers..

From: Michael W Thelen <thelenm_at_cs.utah.edu>
Date: 2004-07-02 22:04:34 CEST

* kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net> [2004-07-02 13:34]:
> And they're right -- Subversion's repository is less hand-hackable
> than an RCS file tree. Although Subversion's new FSFS back end is
> probably more hand-hackable than its BDB back end, neither is as
> hand-hackable as plain RCS files.
> I don't know if this helps you make your case or not. Good luck!

This probably doesn't help the case with the RCS old-timers, but I
actually feel that this trade-off is a drawback of RCS and a strength of
Subversion. It's easy to screw things up when hacking RCS files (and
maybe not even realize it). But the Subversion/BDB recovery tools
generally take care of any problems easily and automatically. I don't
want the responsibility or pain of mucking with the guts of my version
control system to fix a problem when one occurs. :-)

-- Mike

Michael W. Thelen
I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly
reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the
same topic.     -- Lisa Alther, "Kinflicks", 1975

Received on Fri Jul 2 22:08:26 2004

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