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Re: vote: checkout a single file

From: Andy Peters <devel_at_latke.net>
Date: 2005-08-18 18:57:19 CEST

Janulewicz, Matthew wrote:
> On a philisophical note, the three times I've changed source control
> tools in my career, the engineers have been receptive to re-arranging
> (refactoring) their code at the same time. It's an excellent time to
> do it. If they are willing to learn a new tool, then arranging the
> code in a more sane way is a logical extension of that.
> In my experience, code is often laid out in a certain way because of
> tool limitations.

As a hardware engineer, I can tell you that the above statement is the
truth. All of the FPGA tools have GUIs and despite repeated complaints,
the tool vendors still don't think that hardware engineers need tools
that are source control friendly. The defaults are usually to make
copies of sources, and dump the whole mess, with source, temporary files
and build results all in the same directory.


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