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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: Utterly painless arch?

From: John Goerzen
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Utterly painless arch?
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 22:13:42 -0500
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I've got to say that I greatly appreciate the effort to make arch
easier to use.  As someone who has started using tla very recently, I
feel qualified to talk on the topic, and rather disagree with your

Comments follow:

Zack Brown <address@hidden> writes:

> So to make it utterly painless to start using arch, I think the first thing
> would be to create a tla command that takes care of a whole bunch of stuff,
> such as creating an initial archive, branch, etc., and automate all the

What, you mean:

tla make-archive
tla archive-setup

Granted, it would be nice to have a convenience function to do:

tla tree-init
tla import

in a single command, but still, that's not a big deal at all.

> The second big piece of overhead is the naming conventions imposed on
> repositories (I know, I know, but let's avoid the flames please). Its enough
> of a pain just understanding the category--branch--etc style, let alone
> remembering it later. Someone who just wants to experiment with tla doesn't

I haven't found it difficult *at all*.

I find the use of filenames starting with = (which must be escaped in
bash) and + (which confuses many editors) far more difficult and

> Those two things are the big obstacles IMO. In order for a user to just
> sit down and use tla, there has to be first of all, a quick way to start up
> a project; and second of all, a way to get around the complex repo naming
> stuff, even if only temporarily.

I don't think either are complicated.

-- John

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