[darcs-users] Re: .darcs is portable
Michael G Schwern
schwern at pobox.com
Thu Mar 31 00:09:12 UTC 2005
On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:42:47PM +0000, Csaba Henk wrote:
> I as darcs doens't use one external collection of the repos rather does
> everything in place, the only indicator of the presence of darcs control
> are the metadata files/dirs. If you make them hidden, you hide a
> precious information. It seems to me that .darcs would just obfuscate
I discussed my reasoning here.
To sum up...
* I've never forgotten that a directory is under version control, so I don't
think having "_darcs" in the file listing to remind me is a real use case.
* There are times when I want to hide that someone is under version control,
such as checking out straight into production.
* I'm aware there's a high probability that this is a "yuck" factor, that
I'm used to repositories hiding their meta directories. So I'm not
yet convinced .darcs is really any better than _darcs.
* There's few user servicable parts inside _darcs. Its not the sort of
thing you're going to be editing every day.
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