[Haskell-cafe] helping you contribute to darcs (poll results so far)

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Wed Aug 6 05:48:03 EDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 12:20:17AM -0700, Jeremy Shaw wrote:
> Are the darcs developers familiar with these papers (available on citeseer):
>  Undo Actions in Collaborative Work, Prakash & Knister 1992
>  Undoing Actions in Collaborative Work: Framework and Experience, Prakash & Knister 1994
> The papers describe an undo mechanism for multiuser collaborative
> editing which sounds like how I imagine darcs patch theory to be (and,
> they even run into the dreaded exponential merge bug and propose a
> solution).
> They include some formal reasoning that may be easy to adapt to darcs?

I've just had a quick read of
AFAICS this only really deals with the case where there are no
conflicts, and doesn't talk about merging.


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