[darcs-users] should we support .darcs too? (was: Re: SchwernLikesDarcs SchwernHatesDarcs)
dustin at spy.net
Sun Mar 20 19:59:41 UTC 2005
On Mar 20, 2005, at 3:17, Julian Snitow wrote:
> I like being able to type a default `ls' and immediately see that a
> directory is also a darcs repository, without having to muck around
> with my shell's settings. Seeing _darcs is a friendly reminder that
> says, "I am your own personal branch of project FOO, not some puny
> distribution directory!"
I never liked that argument (it's come up a lot on gnu-arch-users) for
the following reason:
dustinti:~/prog/darcs/PhotoSyncObjc/Resources 519% ls
Info-gnustep.plist month.html searchfun.txt
PhotoSyncGS.gorm/ page.html style.css
index.html search.html year.html
dustinti:~/prog/darcs/PhotoSyncObjc/Resources 520% darcs whatsnew -sl
I don't see any value in knowing that the current directory is the top
of a darcs repository. There is certainly value in knowing that the
current directory is managed by darcs. The closest thing in darcs is
``darcs whatsnew'' which will give you the following if you're not:
dustinti:~/prog/darcs/PhotoSyncObjc/Resources 521% cd /tmp/
dustinti:/tmp 522% darcs whatsnew
darcs failed: Unable to "darcs whatsnew" here.
You need to be in a repository directory to run this command.
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