Version control systems

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Wed Aug 6 07:16:27 EDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 12:44:35PM +0200, Felix Martini wrote:
> > and Windows support is less of an issue: git appears to work reasonably well on Windows these days.
> Congratulations on the switch, but isn't the decision a bit premature?
> I have read the log of last week's GHC meeting on IRC and nobody
> seemed to know if Git runs well on Windows with a large project like
> GHC. I also prefer Git to Darcs or Mercurial on Linux, but this rather
> quick decision makes it look like Windows support of GHC is an
> afterthought.

I tried git on Windows and it seemed to basically work. If anyone finds
any problems with it, on Windows or otherwise, then this is the time to
shout, before we have actually made the move.


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