[sf-perl] Perl Migrates To the Git Version Control System (fwd)

Michael Friedman friedman at highwire.stanford.edu
Mon Jan 5 12:02:30 PST 2009

Really? You can fork for a half-day project in Git? Wow, that's cool.  
That must mean that there are no changes directly to the trunk, only  
merges from everyone's single-project forks. That seems like it would  
make the kind of large-scale programmer sharing that OSS projects do  
much easier.

I'm still stuck with CVS at work, so we don't fork at all...

Thanks yary & Rich for the info!
-- Mike

On Jan 5, 2009, at 11:39 AM, Rich Morin wrote:

> At 11:15 -0800 1/5/09, Michael Friedman wrote:
>> You're still going to have one Pumpking. Or so it seems to me...
> I think the technical differences affect the social practices.
> In SVN (AFAIK), it's a nuisance to maintain multiple copies of
> the source tree, merge them, etc.  So, that's not what is done.
> In Git, this is so trivial that developers create new branches
> for a few minutes of experimentation, then discard them.
> -r
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