[darcs-users] *practical* differences between darcs' patch model and git/mercurial's?

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at frugalware.org
Mon Oct 22 00:30:29 UTC 2007

On Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 10:46:41PM +0200, Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
> > I regard this as a huge practical problem and this is the main reason
> > why I hate Mercurial.
> The flipside is that the darcs approach means that you cannot easily
> reproduce intermediate tree states, which makes me feel somewhat
> uncomfortable.

OTOH, having those merge patches makes you be able to quickly pull even
if there is no recent tag. in darcs, you are recommeneded to make a tag
after every 1000th (or so) patch, otherwise pull becomes quite slow.

i just wanted to note that in darcs you still need such
extra/content-less patches ;-/

- VMiklos
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