RFC: migrating to git

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 10:30:23 CET 2011

On 11/01/2011 19:07, Roman Leshchinskiy wrote:
> On 11/01/2011, at 16:14, Tony Finch wrote:
>> On Mon, 10 Jan 2011, Roman Leshchinskiy wrote:
>>> It also seems to make finding buggy patches rather hard.
>> Have a look at `git bisect`.
> I'm aware of git bisect. It doesn't do what I want. I usually have a
> pretty good idea of which patch(es) might have caused a problem and I
> want to unpull it and its dependencies. This is easy in darcs; I have
> no idea how to do that in git.

We can't even do this reliably with darcs.  Several times I've tried to 
unpull one of Simon's patches to work around a bug, and the dependencies 
end up being more than just the textual dependencies.  Then I have to 
fall back to unpulling by date, which is what git would do.  And then 
sometimes there's the separate problem that you have to retreat the 
library repos too, and there you have to unpull by date and some 
guesswork too.


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