[lkml]   [2002]   [Mar]   [11]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: linux-2.5.4-pre1 - bitkeeper testing
Richard Gooch wrote:

>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....
So the problem was that it was not optional?


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:24    [from the cache]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital Ocean