RFC: migrating to git

Daniel Peebles pumpkingod at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 23:37:06 CET 2011

So the basic point seems to be: "if you know how to use a tool, you don't
usually curse and swear when you use it. If you don't, you tend to swear a


On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 5:32 PM, Adam Wick <awick at galois.com> wrote:

> On 01/10/2011 08:52 AM, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
>> If I were considering contributing minor patches to a project, the use of
>> git would probably not deter me too much - I can cope with the simple stuff.
>>  But if I wanted more major involvement, git would definitely cause me to
>> think twice about whether to bother.
> And just to show that you can't make everyone happy ... I'll put in an
> equal-and-opposite vote  from Malcolm. GHC's use of darcs is a blocker for
> me even thinking about doing any work on GHC or the related libraries; my
> limited experience with darcs has been terrible, and the swearing I've heard
> about darcs makes me think my experience was not unique. Switching to git
> would make the chance that I'd do work on GHC nonzero.
> - Adam
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