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Re^2: My preferred version control system is...

by monarch (Priest)
on May 20, 2008 at 16:36 UTC ( #687625=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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How could any serious developer consider subversion? It isn't even close to mature and has some serious administrative flaws.

At least CVS has been around for a while and the underlying structure is well understood. And graphing applications for the history of a file in subversion are not easy to come by.

What is worst about subversion is the inability to make a catastrophic check-in disappear. Anyone who argues that giving the administrator god-like powers is a bad thing (as the restrictive subversion treats the admin like a lowly untrustworthy grasshopper) clearly hasn't used Perl much where the philosophy is giving enough rope to hang oneself.

I've yet to have a convincing argument that subversion is worth looking at for a serious source code repository system yet (at least while CVS is so superior).


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Re^3: My preferred version control system is...
by kyle (Abbot) on May 20, 2008 at 16:54 UTC

    How could any serious leader consider democracy? It isn't even close to mature and has some serious administrative flaws.

    At least monarchy has been around for a while and the underlying structure is well understood.

    What is worst about democracy is the inability to make a catastrophic decision disappear. Anyone who argues that giving the government god-like powers is a bad thing (as the restrictive democracy treats the admin like a lowly untrustworthy grasshopper) clearly hasn't worn a crown much where the philosophy is giving enough rope to hang one's enemies.

    I've yet to have a convincing argument that democracy is worth looking at for a serious governmental system yet (at least while monarchy is so superior).

    (Yes, I know this is somewhat unfair. Nevertheless, it practically wrote itself.)

      There is, of course,

      use strict; use warnings; use Perlmonks qw/poll/; open(my $from, "<", previous_node('latest poll')) or die "Couldn't fin +d previous_node\n; local $/; my $prev = <$from>; close($from) s/monarchy/Fortran/gi; s/democracy/Perl/gi; print $prev;


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Re^3: My preferred version control system is...
by ysth (Canon) on May 25, 2008 at 21:53 UTC
    Everyone is looking for a different subset of all possible features. I would find CVS unlivable after using subversion, because subversion fixes things that really bothered me in CVS. Obviously you don't feel the same, so I can't really argue the (by design) "serious administrative flaws".

    But did you have something specific in mind with the "isn't even close to mature"?

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