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Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: What's your favourite *under_publicized* editing feature ofEmacs?
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:53:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>> This is nothing to do with being an academic. What happens when, for
>>>>> instance, a novel is being published? The author sends it to the
>>>>> publisher, who sends back a copy with various changes, which the author
>>>>> then either accepts, accepts in some modified form, or rejects. This
>>>>> process is then iterated several times.
>>>> And this process does not involve a CVS repository.
>>> With me, it nowadays usually involves a git repository.  I used CVS
>>> previously, but that is less convenient.
>> You're insane.
>
> No, we're just people using good tools for the job at hand.  E.g. each
> co-author has his branch and uses pull&push&merge to share its work with
> the others.

I do this for work I do quite by myself (like theses and articles).
Makes it much easier to keep track of work you do.  Co-authors tend to
use different (or no) version control, so even when I used CVS, the
workflow tended to be that of a non-central version control system.  I
certainly would not have given others write access to my personal
repositories.

-- 
David Kastrup


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