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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] programming in the large (Re: On configs and huge s
Re: [Gnu-arch-users] programming in the large (Re: On configs and huge source trees)
Tue, 18 Oct 2005 18:39:34 -0700
Tom> Arch is designed for "programming in the large" -- dealing with
Tom> very, very large collections of source. Ludovic's comments are
Tom> an occasion to refresh people's memory about that.
James> Yeah. I also do not agree with Ludovic that there is a
James> problem with large trees. Though inventory scanning can get
James> pretty expensive on large trees, its arguably a feature
James> because of the things brought to the table -- like automatic
James> At least directly. Indirectly, there's a helluva problem
James> because large trees tend to have a lot of history. And that's
James> a blocker for arch adoption. Definitely, though, the problem
James> is not tree size, but history size.
<cough-cough>revc storage model</cough-cough>.
James> If the original goal was to prove that decentralized revision
James> control was possible, then you've succeeded well past your
James> wildest dreams. Though SVN continues to win on project
James> counts, I believe their adoption has probably been cut to a
James> third of what it would have otherwise been. Anyways, userbase
James> isn't the right metric to look at; a better one is mindshare
James> of developers. I think obligatory centralized storage is
James> already dead -- the body just doesn't know it yet.
So, a bunch of folks including but not limited to Mark should get
together, pool some betting money proportionate to my appropriate
needs, give it to me, and pose the question "So what have you done
And then we'll all live happily ever after.
Re: [Gnu-arch-users] programming in the large (Re: On configs and huge source trees),
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