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Re: [Chicken-users] darcs repository?

From: felix winkelmann
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] darcs repository?
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 07:53:23 +0200

On 8/14/07, Shawn W. <address@hidden> wrote:
> Bah.
> (Ever since I discovered darcs and git, subversion's been more and
> more frustrating for me to use. I /liked/ that  chicken used darcs!)

I liked darcs, too. But it has a a few serious problems:

- occasional hangups during conflict resolution (we had this two or three
  times, now)
- bootstrapping problems (needs GHC)
- slow, doesn't scale

svn is dumb, simple, reliable, widely installed and has served us well
so far. Moreover the darcs workflow for hacking on chicken itself (which
*is* much more flexible than with a centralized repository like in svn)
has probably not much use for people who just fetch the newest chicken
development sources.
As Matthew Welland already pointed out in another mail, syncing the
svn checkout with the distributed VCS of your choice isn't such a big


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