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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....
>Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
>Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
>
>
So the problem was that it was not optional?

Hans


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