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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove Bitkeeper documentation from Linux tree
    At 18:58 20/04/02, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    >Anton Altaparmakov <> writes:
    > > The fact that some developers use bitkeeper has no effect on other
    > > developers. Well ok, it means that the bk using developers can work
    > faster but
    > > that is not at issue here...
    >Faster? BK has no impact on the fundamentals of code development. Only
    >on the problem of merging code. Only when the bottle neck is merge speed
    >does it really come into play.

    I would disagree personally. The more I play with the GUI tools provided by
    bitkeeper the more interesting things i discover. For example actually
    SEEING how patches fit together, being able to see what each patch did,
    looking at a file and having each line annotated as to who added it and in
    which patch makes it easier for me to understand how the code I am trying
    to understand has evolved and why certain things are the way they are. But
    that is something very personal to me, others may not find it useful...

    >For Linus this is obviously a very important issue. For some of the
    >rest of us it is less so.
    >For myself I find great benefit in reviewing my own patches, and in
    >having other people look at them and review them. I may be wrong
    >but I do not see bitkeeper helping in that regard (except reduce
    >the noise of renames).

    I really like the way bk citool works because it makes my changelogs a lot
    more useful as I actually see what I have changed when writing them. But
    again, that is just me...

    Best regards,


    "I've not lost my mind. It's backed up on tape somewhere." - Unknown
    Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
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