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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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