Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris
 
PerlMonks  

Re: OT: Does anyone know of a version control system that doesn't use separate files or a repo?

by TomDLux (Vicar)
on Oct 16, 2011 at 00:37 UTC ( #931718=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to OT: Does anyone know of a version control system that doesn't use separate files or a repo?

Version Control satisfies two needs, not one. Besides keeping track of previous versions, it also provides an archive, in case your file becomes damaged or lost. Consider the consequences of an additional space:

rm * .x

Having RCS,v files in the same directory or a subdirectory is a minimal protection. Having the archives in a separate file path limits your ability to wipe out your archive at the same time you delete a file. Having them in a separate partition makes it harder for the system to destroy both original and copy at the same time. Having them on a separate machine is even better. Considering a 2 TB drive costs $65 at Newegg, you can afford to partition part of a drive as a repository.

As Occam said: Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.


Comment on Re: OT: Does anyone know of a version control system that doesn't use separate files or a repo?
Select or Download Code

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://931718]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others examining the Monastery: (7)
As of 2014-07-12 04:18 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    When choosing user names for websites, I prefer to use:








    Results (238 votes), past polls