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Re: Compilation problem

From: Blake McBride
Subject: Re: Compilation problem
Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 08:31:01 -0500

After 40 years of programming, I have to admit I am not smart enough to understand GIT.  Yes, it works straightforwardly enough in simple cases.  But it is fairly common to get yourself tied up in a knot with GIT and spend the entire day trying to straighten it out.  Several times I got stuck and asked a few "git experts" I was working with.  90% of the time, they tell me, yea, something is wrong.

For the vast majority of millions (?) of companies worldwide, they all have a central repository.  GIT doesn't work that way.

Have a development project going on for several years with a fair-sized team.  The code base grows immensely.  Git forces you to download the whole damn thing - every change ever made.  No one wants that!  Sometimes it can take more than an hour to clone a repo!  Subversion gives you the version you want and lets you switch to a different version trivially.

I know GIT has taken the world by storm.  Without thinking, everyone wants to use the cool stuff everyone else is using.  But GIT doesn't make sense in nearly 100% of the case in the commercial world.

[rant off]

Blake McBride

On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 8:18 AM Dr. Jürgen Sauermann <mail@jürgen-sauermann.de> wrote:
Hi Emmanuel,

I normally update git together with SVN. But: sometimes I forget
to and I am not at all familiar with git. I get lots of error messages
from git which I do not understand.

Maybe some git specialist can have a look at the target SYNC:
in the top-level Makefile.am and let me know what I am doing

SVN is far more painless for everybody so I can only recommend
to use it instead of git (command line SVN is perfect, no need for
any SVN IDE.

Best Regards,

On 5/25/23 14:39, Emmanuel Charpentier wrote:

Le jeudi 25 mai 2023 à 13:49 +0200, Dr. Jürgen Sauermann a écrit :

Hi Emmanuel,

thanks. Seems like python_apl.cc was not compiled for a while.

Fixed in SVN 1695.

Thanks !

Do I need Subversion, or will the git mirror be updated in some 'reasonable" time ?

(Yes, I'm aware of yur feelings towards git... Nut that's what Sagemath uses, with erious success...).

Emmanuel Charpentier

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