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

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Aug 3 15:06:58 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

Oh, two more under "buggy":

(a) as mentioned by others, the ghc repos often cause darcs2 to spin  
without doing anything.  (This may secretly be the network library;  
strace looks an awful lot like my lambdabot when it gets stuck, but  
it's hard to tell because that may just be the thread scheduler.)

(b) it doesn't handle the case where a file is renamed to avoid upper/ 
lowercase issues, on filesystems which treat them the same (Windows,  
OSX).  It should be possible to arrange to not have both on disk at  
the same time.

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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