[Haskell-cafe] Re: poll: how can we help you contribute to darcs?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Aug 3 15:00:43 EDT 2008

On 2008 Aug 3, at 5:35, Andrew Coppin wrote:

> Well Darcs already does that. So... what's to develop? It's not like  
> it's slow or buggy. I

slow:  see ghc moving away from darcs.  once you reach a certain  
number of patches, it becomes *very* slow --- even with darcs 2's  

buggy:  there are known screw cases where darcs cannot solve the  
constraint problem set by certain combinations of patches.

(I admit to being uncertain about the latter; it sounds to me a lot  
like the room scheduling problem, which is NP-complete.  But I didn't  
get most of the fancy maths so I could well be wrong.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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