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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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