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Re: VC mode and git

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: VC mode and git
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:17:50 -0400

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  > Hardly.  Use of bound branches has always been a minority taste.  As
  > somebody else commented, I'm surprised you of all people could stand
  > them, because you need to learn a non-default operation (commit
  > --local) to work disconnected.

I never had any problem working disconnected with Bzr.  I needed a
connection only to transfer to or from the repository on Savannah,
and that could hardly have been avoided.

  >  Did you use "bzr commit --local", or
  > did you just not commit, if you're not connected to Savannah?

I never did a local commit.  I did commits solely to put the files on

  > You have a practical problem: git behavior is not compatible with the
  > semantics you assign to "commit".

It is bad design of git.  The option of distributed use may be good,
but requiring people to think in such terms is a screw.

  >  I don't see evidence that Emacs has
  > a practical problem, as a very large number of contributors have
  > successfully converted to the documented git workflow for Emacs.

That is no reason to think it isn't a problem.  Others have stated
here that they find it a screw.

Those who want to think the Git way, by all means do so.  But the Git
for Emacs quick start page is meant for people like me.

Dr Richard Stallman
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