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SubjectRe: Kernel SCM: When does CVS fall down where it REALLY matters?
On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Larry McVoy wrote:

| On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 08:59:47PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
| > 3) graphical 2-way merging tool like bitkeeper has
| > (this might not seem essential to people who have
| > never used it, but it has saved me many many hours)
| I haven't verified this, but I suspect what Rik is using is the 3-way
| file merge. If it looks like
| that's a 3 way file merge, the 2 big side by side windows are showing
| you 3 diffs, the diff from the ancestor to the local version in the left
| window, the diff from the ancestor to the remote version in the right
| window, and then side by side diffs in that they are lined up.
| If Rik is using the 2 way file merge and likes that, he's in for a quantum
| leap in productivity, commercial customers have reported as much as an
| 18:1 productivity increase from the 3 way file merge.

Just curious, how is this productivity increase measured?


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