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Re: literate programming, development log -- ideas? (ominbus reply)

From: Samuel Banya
Subject: Re: literate programming, development log -- ideas? (ominbus reply)
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:13:31 +0000
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I actually nuke Emacs's ability to do backups with this in my config:

** Nuke Emacs' ability to make backups and autosaves since its annoying and too bloated
   #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
     (setq make-backup-files nil)
     (setq auto-save-default nil)

Reason being is that its one of the worst automatic features of any editor. I hate having to deal with ~ files all over the place. However, I've done this for other editors like Vim as well since swapfiles just are a pain to deal with.

I didn't know they had an rsync variant for Emacs. Now that is nice.

I'm okay with git repos for dot files or some kind of programming project but yeah, I've been debating something else for an org based repo cause I too have almost had my 'life.org' be completely destroyed with a merge event.

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021, at 10:07 PM, Samuel Wales wrote:
undo [or equivalent] in buffer.  no saving to disk.

emacs auto save to an auto-expiring directory

emacs backups every save to an auto-expiring directory

git snapshots when i feel like it.  search as needed.

branching in the text itself, by use of comments above if it is
incoming/new and below if it is old/reference.

many use git branch but i wouldn't remember the branch was in git and
i don't want to have to rely on git for such things unless it disrupts
the text without it.  for me it is merely an archive.  it is not an
active repository of future possibilities and current ongoing
activities.  even with magit, git ui is complex to me. its storage
model is not merely an endofuctor of dags.

so i use only basic features when possible.  many years later i still
fear merges/rebases and even stashes and find the merge/rebase
presentation to be quite bizarre and can't believe anybody finds it
the most useful.  certain sequences of staging, unstaging, and
snaphotting can actually cause buffer corruption.  git notes feature
is another complexity which while small i'd rather have git recognize
all file permissions by default.

incidentally, rsync wrapper called rsnapshot works well.  i wouldn't
use it for branching.  you can use unix commands = win.

On 6/9/21, Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide <arne_bab@web.de> wrote:
> Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> writes:
>>> Not sure if it counts as off-topic for this thread, but does everyone
>>> use Git to manage their Org docs and notes?
>> I use a variety of version control systems but for multiple computers I
>> use unison to keep them all synchronised.
> I use Mercurial for all my private versiontracking.
> Best wishes,
> Arne
> --
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