[darcs-users] unique features + exponential time issue

Alexander Staubo alex at purefiction.net
Tue Oct 16 10:43:59 UTC 2007

On 10/16/07, Hilary Oliver <h.oliver at niwa.co.nz> wrote:
> We have used darcs at my workplace for a couple of years now, and it has
> proved to be an extremely useful tool.  In my opinion darcs was the
> first system to make revision control so easy that only an idiot
> wouldn't do it (and I could never return to a centralized system).   We
> have, however, run into the infamous "exponential time" merge problem
> twice, and when that happens it is effectively an insurmountable barrier
> to most users.

You're not alone -- it has been driving us nuts and costing us real
money. Here's a thread I started a couple of months ago:


Darcs has many good things going for it; development momentum is not
one of them, I am afraid. (If you're curious, nobody took up the
bounty offer.)


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