Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Thu Sep 19 03:33:18 AEST 2019

Eric Allman wrote in <94341a28-723a-f177-f658-0c827b35591b at neophilic.com>:
 |On 2019-09-16 19:23 , Steffen Nurpmeso wrote:
 |> One thing he says, and which is an interesting part of this
 |> thread, is
 |>   The statement of Eric Allman that Tichy used SCCS version
 |>   1 i cannot believe, because Tichy's releases are from 1982, and
 |>   SCCS version 4 was released as earyl as February 1977.  SCCS
 |>   version 3 used a binary history format, by the way.
 |> That should have addressed Eric Allman, but the longer i use email
 |> in the public space the more i like that pub-like feeling.  (And
 |> not going to add that it reminds me of my childhood, where i was
 |> a boy under elder seasoned men _also_.)
 |I did not claim that Tichy used SCCS v1.  It's worse than that.  He only
 |read the IEEE paper, which pre-dated RCS --- so far as I know he never
 |even tried SCCS release 4 (current at the time Tichy published), which
 |fixed the obvious problem in the release 1 design as originally
 |published.  Despite careful descriptions of the changes, he refused to
 |stop slandering SCCS.  He was truly standing on toes, not shoulders.

Thank you.  I will forward your response to Jörg.

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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