Version control systems
nr at eecs.harvard.edu
Sun Aug 10 20:17:50 EDT 2008
> On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 06:56:23PM -0400, Norman Ramsey wrote:
> > * Our long-term goal should be to get the *entire* Haskell
> > development community to agree on a version-control system---one
> > that is not darcs. We should expect this process to take several
> > years, and we should expect it to cost money. Would Microsoft or
> > Galois or York or other large players be willing to donate part of
> > an expert's time to migrate to the new version-control system?
> It is, of course, up to people with money what they spend it on, but
> personally I would much prefer to see money spent on making darcs
> better, for reasons I won't repeat again.
I missed them and wouldn't mind receiving a private note.
For the last year I have been hoping to make 'a new darcs-like thing,
with a real theory founding it' an important part (one of three) of a
grant proposal in distributed computing. So you can see I am in favor
of spending money to create a better darcs (which is not quite the
same thing as making darcs better; I want to start with a new theory).
But I am having second thoughts because I think by the time a proposal
reaches a review committee, git may be so firmly entrenched (worse is
better) that the work would be considered not worth funding.
I realize that I am now firmly off topic, but if people here have
opinions, I would be grateful to receive them (perhaps off-list).
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