[oe] Reconsidering the work flow and how the SCM system fits in
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Wed Mar 12 01:09:58 CET 2008
On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 01:49 +0200, Paul Sokolovsky wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 15:49:48 +0000
> Richard Purdie <rpurdie at rpsys.net> wrote:
> > I asked around about hg and this did come up, you don't get cheap
> > branching like you do with git, you have to use a separate
> > directory/checkout per branch.
> > For anyone who's used git, cheap branching is a wonderful thing.
> I personally don't see anything wonderful in that, and glad that some
> orthodoxes share this point of view. Kernel people have it because they
> are poor, poor people who created hundreds of megabytes of entities and
> don't have big enough hdds to deal with them comfortably (and if they
> have, their users don't), so they must play such weird tricks as the
> need to evaporate current branch to work on another.
> I can call svn as witness - it supports both models. But I yet need to
> see someone who in sober mind and given a choice, would use "svn
> switch" back and forth instead of checking out needed branches to have
> them side by side.
svn switch is in no way similar to the way git's cheap branching works.
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