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Re: Subversion Doesn't Have Branches aka Crossing the Streams aka Branches as First Class Objects?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 10:31:12 -0400

On 05/13/2013 10:04 AM, Bob Archer wrote:
> What I don't understand is why someone argues about how git does
> something is better yet uses svn. Use the tool that works for you, or
> works the way you expect a tool to work.

Oh, I'm sure if we tried we could all think up plenty of reasons why someone
might argue the superiority of one tool over another and yet use "the
other". Perhaps the superiority isn't universal -- only some features are
better, while some lack. Perhaps the choice of tool isn't available for one
reason or another. Whatever. It hardly matters here -- on this list -- why
someone who likes Git also uses Subversion.

What matters is the desired outcome of the discussion. This list is about
Subversion. OtherVCSystem fanboyism isn't welcome here, not because it's
fanboyism (which is just intellectually pathetic) but because it's
off-topic. But merely pointing out things that Git does better (in
someone's approximation) than Subversion isn't necessarily fanboyism. And
if the point of comparing Subversion to Git or Hg or OtherVCSystem is to
find ways to make Subversion a better product, that's completely on-topic
and welcome (so long as the discussion is handled maturely).

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development
Received on 2013-05-13 16:31:54 CEST

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