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Re: Switching to git?

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Switching to git?
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 12:16:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 09:28:28AM +0100, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 December 2007 13:05, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> > > - All developers are forced to install new software and learn it (always
> > > a pain).
> >
> > Developers are used (or ought to) to learn new things since it's of
> > programming art. I guess learning wouldn't be a problem.
> From a theoretical point of view, you're definitely right, but the reality 
> looks reverse to me. For instance, look at the inability of developers to 
> editors... Even if Emacs is far superior when writing GNU-style C code, vi 
> users never try to learn how to use Emacs. When it comes to command-line 
> utilities vs. graphical applications, the situation is even worse.
> In my experience, (unfortunately) developers are too lazy to change tools. 
> They change, only when they are forced or excited for some (geeky) reason. 
> This includes myself.

Maybe you find interesting to know that I never use RCS (any of them) merging
feature at all.  I prefer to extract patches from RCS and manage them myself.
I often even manage branches by hand as well.

Robert Millan

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