[darcs-users] [Haskell-cafe] Re: a newbies confusion with repositories - darcs or git

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Sun Mar 8 22:11:23 UTC 2009


On Sun, 8 Mar 2009, Trent W. Buck wrote:

> Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> writes:
>
>> One of the darcs team members, Thorkil Naur, felt that in my enthusiasm I
>> was not being sufficiently forthright about darcs's shortcomings.
>
> As for me, I tend to start any review with a list of all the problems I
> have with <technology>, on the basis that it's a lot harder to find
> informed criticism of a technology than it is to find praise (informed
> or otherwise).  So I would write an article "Why you shouldn't choose
> Darcs", and let readers decide whether the arguments are inadequate.

In general, I also find it more difficult to retrieve well-founded 
criticism than to find praise. I like to cite Edsger Dijkstra on this 
topic:

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD09xx/EWD956.html
   "Address to my students"

http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD04xx/EWD498.html
   "How do we tell truths that might hurt?"


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