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Re: VC mode and git

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: VC mode and git
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:03:34 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:52 -0400
> > The broader issue is how to generalize RCS-style vc-next-action to
> > modern dVCSes.  I think the current "generalization" is mostly a net
> > loss; we can and should do better.
> Back in RCS times, the set of possible actions at any given time was
> limited by constraints imposed by the tool.

That's why generalization is non-trivial.

> A lot of the motivation behind the subsequent tools has been to try and
> lift this constraints, and as a result, unsurprisingly most operations
> can now be applied at any time.
> So the DWIM element of C-x v v is indeed by nature very difficult to
> port from RCS to Git/Hg/Bzr/Younameit.
> So I think that refining C-x v v is pretty hopeless.  I won't stop
> anyone from doing it, but I think it's a complete waste of time.

I posted earlier 2 workflows I routinely use that are clear candidates
for "C-x v v".

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