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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....
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Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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