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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] "Newbie-ized help"

From: Esben Mose Hansen
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] "Newbie-ized help"
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 20:07:25 +0200
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On Sunday 26 September, 2004 19:12, John Meinel wrote:

> >>archive-mirror is one of the most often used and important tla commands.
> >
> > Really? I never used it. Well, keep it then.
> I use it to keep backups, or to get local copies of stuff. Probably
> worth keeping, though lower on priority.

Doesn't sound newbie to me. Kill it, I say! ;-) (It's of course still present 
in the current tla help... the newbie help is just an aid to learn tla.)

> >>>Multiple merge commands are not newbie stuff, I think. I'd keep tag,
> >>>update and missing --- and drop star-merge and replay.
> >>
> >>star-merge is one of the most often used and important tla commands.
> >
> > Really? I have never used it, except to try it. Could you outline a
> > simple usecase where a newbie might have good use of star-merge?


> I use star-merge at least once a day. Basically any time that you want
> to develop on a branch, or keep sync with someone else's branch, etc.
> For me, it is the killer feature of tla. I would definitely leave it in.

I'm sure it is a killer feature :) What I'm not so sure about is: Is it a 
newbie feature? Would newbies, typically coming from a CVS background, use 
star-merge constructively, or are they better off with update? I ask,  
because I don't know.

mvh. Esben

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