[darcs-users] How to develop on a (GHC) branch with darcs

Jean-Marie Gaillourdet jmg at gaillourdet.net
Thu Dec 9 16:07:37 CET 2010

Hi Simon,

Simon Peyton-Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com> writes:

> | known problem with darcs with no obvious solution.  For me, switching
> | GHC to git would certainly be a win.
> I have personal experience of git, because I co-author papers with git users. I am not very technologically savvy, but my failure rate with git is close to 100%.  Ie I can do the equivalent of 'pull' or 'push' but I fail at everything else with an incomprehensible error message.  Maybe I just need practice (or more diligence), but I really don't understand git's underlying model, despite trying, and reading several tutorials.  If anyone has a favourite "how to understand git" doc, do point me at it.

I've felt the same for quite some time. Therefore I used to prefer
mercurial, because of its way more consistent user interface. But my
view has changed after I've seen this [1] introduction of magit [2] an
emacs git user interface. Now, I feel at least capable of working with
git in emacs. 

[1] http://vimeo.com/2871241
[2] http://philjackson.github.com/magit/


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