[darcs-users] Colin Walters blogs on Arch changesets vs Darcs

Anthony Towns aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Sun Nov 28 04:15:07 UTC 2004


Colin Walters wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-11-25 at 15:31 +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
>>That ought to be fixable though. How hard would it really be to 
>>canonicalise a "diff -u" patch to darcs? The issues are:
>>   (a) you need a canonical patch name (and description)
>>   (b) you need a canonical time
>>   (c) you need a canonical email address for the author
> Basically that's what Arch's global namespace accomplishes.

Yeah, the drawback of arch's approach is things like Martin describes:

http://sourcefrog.net/weblog/software/vc/arch/server-offline.html

Cheers,
a "tradeoffs? in software? no way!" j
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