[darcs-users] Re: .darcs is portable

Max Battcher me at worldmaker.net
Thu Mar 31 06:08:57 UTC 2005

zooko wrote:
> 2.  When I introduce people to darcs, they sometimes ask me what the _darcs 
> dir is for.  If it were named ".darcs", like the equivalent directory in 
> subversion is named, then they wouldn't get distracted by it, since humans 
> ignore dotfiles in such cases.

Well, it depends on who you are introducing; dotnames do nothing for a 
Windows user (hidden is an attribute rather than a naming kludge, which 
IMO is the smarter way to do it anyway).  "_darcs" and ".darcs" are 
equal on Windows as far as distraction.

--Max Battcher--
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