Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Fri Sep 13 15:50:12 AEST 2019

On Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:22:58 +1000 Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Sep 2019, Larry McVoy wrote:
> > Yeah, this was one of things that BitKeeper addressed.  It was easier to 
> > use and every commit was a tag.
> That reminds me: I really must take another look at BK for my stuff.
> At the moment I'm using say "fred.c-" for the previous version etc (and 
> "fred.c+" for something finished but not quite ready to install).
> I've also renamed entire directory trees to sub-tree under "OLD" etc :-)
> SCCS/RCS are history as far as I'm concerned; I never quite got the hang 
> of CVS (which OpenLDAP uses); and I've heard all sorts of horror stories 
> about GIT to keep me away from it...

I used to know CVS quite well.  Then I switched to mercurial
(for my own projects).  Then to git.  git has its problems but
it has worked well enough.  With just a few commands you can
get a lot done with it.  If you rely on/ contribute to any
open source projects, you pretty much have to know it these

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