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Re: hurd-web/hurd/translator/unionmount.mdwn

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: hurd-web/hurd/translator/unionmount.mdwn
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:04:09 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 12:28:09PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:

> Do you mean, they either are ugly for people who want to synchronize
> their own repository, or they are ugly to those who want to read the
> history later on? 
> For me the first is a concern, but the latter doesn't matter that much
> for a wiki.  A wiki is meant to be quickly edited by many people.

I agree: while I would advocate clean history for almost every coding
project, a wiki is really a very different beast. The whole *point* of a
wiki is keeping the barriers to contribution as low as possible. And
there is no need to track regressions in a wiki, so a clean history is
not really important.

Note though that in spite of the low barriers, even a wiki has
considerable inertia: once something is done in a certain way, people
are generally reluctant to change it, unless very are very sure that a
change will be a substantial improvement. Thus I think that if you are
very unsure about something, it still might be better to ask in advance
in some cases...


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