[darcs-users] Re: bookmarks
me at worldmaker.net
Thu Mar 31 12:48:06 UTC 2005
Csaba Henk wrote:
> On 2005-03-31, Max Battcher <me at worldmaker.net> wrote:
>>Csaba Henk wrote:
>>>So, what do you think of supporting a lightweight, non-constraining form
>>>of archive registry, namely bookmarks?
>>I wrote a long post where I talked about this sort of thing. IMO, this
>>really is something that doesn't need to be in darcs because it is a
>>knowledge problem more than a source control problem.
> Hm. The interface of darcs is a problem of darcs itself, imho. Not the
> central problem, but an inevitable one (just like with any piece of
A bookmarks system would only clutter darcs' interface in my opinion. I
don't see it as a necessity to the basic interface.
Again, this isn't a source control problem. It might be a source
control problem if you tried to make your bookmarks themselves source
controlled and accessible across a project, but that would make things
even more needlessly complicated.
> If there are many ways to do something, then it's better to postpone the
> impementation and fixing the design as much as it's possible or until it
> becomes crystal clear what's _the_ right thing.
If you are sitting around for the best way to do something you could be
sitting around for a long time.
> However, when I say, "implement bookmarks", it should be quite
> straightforward what I mean, and how that look like, without much
> ambiguities, without making design a problem.
Like I said, this pretty highly depends on your workflow and the
repositories you deal with on a day-to-day basis. Some people are going
to be happy with a simple text file they can open if they forget a path.
Others might like stick-notes on their deask. Someone else might use
a fake protocol backed by scripts of their own.
As straightforward as your proposal seems, it still is an intrusion into
people's choice and workflow, and IMHO, adds needless complexity to
> I'd be interested in your post. Could you give me a pointer?
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