Version control systems

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Wed Aug 6 07:08:19 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 11:31 +0100, Max Bolingbroke wrote:
> 2008/8/6 Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at>:
> > On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 22:12 -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> >> marlowsd:
> >> > Following lots of useful discussion and evaluation of the available DVCSs
> >> > out there, the GHC team have made a decision: we're going to switch to git.
> >>
> >> Hooray, this will generate a lot of open source good will, and help make
> >> GHC more accessible to the outside world.
> >
> > Heh, you still need darcs to build it, because all the libs are using
> > darcs, and that's not going to change any time soon.
> One thing that might be a good idea is setting up Git mirrors of the
> libraries etc that we cannot convert to Git since other people depend
> on them. This would give us nice integration with Gits submodule
> support, allowing us to check out a consistent snapshot of the entire
> tree (including the libraries, Cabal etc) at any point in time
> straightforwardly. Of course, as a bonus you wouldn't have to install
> Darcs to clone.

If that means I can continue to use darcs for Cabal development then I'm


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