RFC: migrating to git

Thomas Schilling nominolo at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 11 00:25:43 CET 2011

I just want to point out that since the last discussion we collected
some migration advice at

Some of it may be untested (or wrong), but it should be a good starting point.

On 10 January 2011 22:15, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As another non-GHC contributor, my opinion should probably also count for
>> little, but my experience with git has been poor.
>> I have used git daily in my job for the last year.  Like Simon PJ, I
>> struggle to understand the underlying model of git, despite reading quite a
>> few tutorials.  I have a high failure rate with attempting anything beyond
>> the equivalents of darcs record, push, and pull.
> I'm in exactly the same camp as Malcolm. I don't understand git, and I
> end up deleting the entire repo and starting again every time I try
> and do anything clever - something I've never needed to do with darcs.
> I consider the git equivalent of "darcs unrecord" to be "rm -rf", but
> I'm sure that's a lack of knowledge/intuition on my part.
> All my git dislike aside, I wouldn't worry about git and Windows. GHC
> on Windows already drags in plenty of dependencies from Cygwin or
> Mingw, both of which provide workable git binaries, and none of which
> ever seem to have caused a problem. The standard gui's (gitk and git
> gui) both work on Windows, and I certainly miss them when using darcs.
> Thanks, Neil
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Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

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