[darcs-users] unique features + exponential time issue

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Oct 22 22:32:37 UTC 2007

Adam Megacz writes:

 > No, unfortunately, it's not a small fraction.  I've hit this problem

Which problem?  The exponential time problem?  That's obviously a
problem for everybody; I didn't realize that I'd have to specify that
as an exception to my generality.  My point is that that is precisely
the problem that is getting most of the skull sweat right now, and
that the "problems generally experienced by a small fraction of users"
are the ones that aren't getting attention at the moment.

In other words, IMO Darcs development is moving forward, and it has
its priorities in the right place.  That's all I want to argue.

Nonetheless showstoppers are showstoppers; I wouldn't use the word if
I didn't mean that at least some users would have their shows stopped
and decide the current incarnation of Darcs wasn't worth suffering

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