[freetds] CVS differencies
Craig A. Berry
craigberry at mac.com
Thu Mar 15 23:47:44 EDT 2012
On Mar 15, 2012, at 8:45 PM, James K. Lowden wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:41:50 -0500
> "Craig A. Berry" <craigberry at mac.com> wrote:
>> My advice would be to give up versioning individual files and rely on
>> the myriad ways of tracking history in the git repository.
> I'm sure that's sound advice, but something is lost. Granted,
> there no guarantees in this world, but ident(1) can yield marvelous
> clues about the composition of a binary, and a quick glance at the top
> of the file (or, say, the bottom of
> http://www.freetds.org/userguide/about.htm) at least tells the reader
> something about age and version of the file.
I know the drill. I've been putting versioning comments in the headers of source files for a decade or three. There is a cost to switching to something else, not only the conversion cost but the loss of simplicity and familiarity. But once you put the 3D glasses on and start to see the action, you'll probably like it. For example, with git's "blame" feature, you can see who's been hacking on each and every line of dblib.c and web surf through all of the interrelated changes:
Side note: I can't say I'm terribly impressed with what gitorious does compared to a standard gitweb set-up, so it might be worth considering better hosting if that's still in the cards. It's even possible to continue using SourceForge with git: <http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Git>. I have no idea how good it is.
> Yes, yes, I know: you're asking whatever happened to that migration I'm
> supposed to be working on. I wasn't happy with the first version. I'll
> give it another go Saturday.
No big rush on my account. Unfamiliar tools cause headaches and the law of conservation of cranial pressure says that some folks will feel better shortly but that you'll feel worse in the near term. Take your time and do what you feel is right.
Craig A. Berry
mailto:craigberry at mac.com
"... getting out of a sonnet is much more
difficult than getting in."
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