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Re: It's not yet time to anoint git, or anything else

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: It's not yet time to anoint git, or anything else
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2008 16:02:39 +0100
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Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi Ted,
>> ESR> But I think it's worth noting that pretty much all the good
>> ESR> things being said about git apply equally to other DVCSes such as
>> ESR> Mercurial, bzr, monotone, darcs, and Codeville.  All of these
>> ESR> have very similar basic models based on commit-before-merge and
>> ESR> push/pull operations.
>> Has there ever been an ELisp-based VCS?  Should we at least consider
>> it?  The advantages are significant for this group of developers, and
>> it would certainly benefit other users.  The major disadvantage
>> (besides having to write the code), I imagine, is incompatibility with
>> other VCSs, and that can be addressed by a bridge to CVS/Git/Arch/etc
>> as deemed appropriate (similar to the git-svn bridge).
> I'd say that this would be a monster-job where we simply don't have
> the man-power to do that.

git consists of low-level commands (plumbing) and user-level commands
(porcelain).  The plumbing can be used for implementing a number of
different workflows if one wants to.

David Kastrup

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