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Re: Out-of-control backups!


From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Out-of-control backups!
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:20:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> writes:

>> More seriously, yes configs in a VCS is a good idea
>> but as yet very emergent; not at all 'standard
>> practice'
>
> It may be a lousy idea as well to bring in all that
> bulky overhead. It is just a bunch of files. Your whole
> system is a bunch of files. Why don't we VCS that as
> well and be done with it? So we can spend our lives
> fiddling with overhead, "management" software and draw
> UML boxes on whiteboards and have meetings so we never
> have to actually write that scary code?

Well, config files (especially the allmighty ~/.emacs and ~/.gnus.el)
might be worth the extra management effort.  At least I don't want to
lose them when my harddrive passes away.

Of course, you could make backups (to external drives).  But as far as
I'm concerned, I know I won't do that regularly if at all.

Bye,
Tassilo



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