[darcs-users] Re: darcs - the CVS replacement for our company?

zander at kde.org zander at kde.org
Wed Mar 2 15:32:47 UTC 2005

On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 04:10:48PM +0100, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> > Checkpointing is really only likely to be useful if you're using
> > darcs to distribute your source to users (who won't want to download
> > the entire history).
> I'm confused, David.  Don't commands that look backwards in time (such
> as darcs unpull and diff) use checkpoints if available in order to
> avoid applying patches from the origin of time?

In this question you miss that patches can be applied in reverse.  Using
the current state, and a patch you can get to the previous state.
No need to re-apply the whole history of patches.

Thomas Zander
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