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    SubjectRe: linux-2.5.4-pre1 - bitkeeper testing
    Hans Reiser writes:
    > Itai Nahshon wrote:
    >
    > >On Sunday 10 March 2002 10:36, Hans Reiser wrote:
    > >
    > >>I think that if version control becomes as simple as turning on a plugin
    > >>for a directory or file, and then adding a little to the end of a
    > >>filename to see and list the old versions, Mom can use it.
    > >>
    > >
    > >IIRC that was a feature in systems from DEC even before
    > >VMS (I'm talking about the late 70's). eg. file.txt;2 was revision 2
    > >of file.txt.
    > >
    >
    > Was it easy? Did people like it? Any lessons/successes?

    Mostly I found it an inconvenience. When playing with big files (say
    around 1 MiB), you had to remember to purge periodically. I can't
    recall being grateful that this feature existed.

    Certainly, when I switched to Unix, I didn't miss file versioning.
    I question how useful it really is, except in certain specialised
    applications (like SCM, where we have tools to fit the job).

    Regards,

    Richard....
    Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
    Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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