[xmonad] xmonad development
Allen S. Rout
asr at ufl.edu
Tue Nov 8 15:27:33 CET 2011
I think most of the threads of your response are addressed in other
branches of this conversation, but this deserves a point
On 11/07/2011 06:10 PM, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
> On 8 November 2011 04:59, Allen S. Rout<asr at ufl.edu> wrote:
>> So, in order to use your WM, I have to completely bathe in haskell, down to
>> learning the ideosyncratic, haskell-only VC you guys have cooked up.
> Whilst darcs has its greatest popularity in the Haskell community, it
> is used elsewhere (albeit nowhere near as much, and even with Haskell
> packages a lot of people have switched to Git due to GitHub). But
Mea culpa. I have nothing to back that up with, and am merely imputing
gratuitous differences because darcs has adherents in a world that also
contains git. This is error. :P Please permit me to rephrase my bias
in a way that is at least rational.
When comparing DVC systems, it seems to me that a community size /
mindshare advantage as large as that which git possesses overwhelms any
consideration short of actual objective feature fail. When I started
searching on darcs vs. git, the comparisons I saw appeared to focus on
surface UI problems. (The client prompts you for contact information if
it doesn't have it, and that's a point of evangelism?)
So I filed darcs as "Project loved by some haskell adherents because
it's haskell. ".
I don't want to follow this thread down the darcs vs. path. (at least
not on the list) But I wanted to acknowledge my error, and thank you
for responding to it gently.
- Allen S. Rout
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