[darcs-users] [Haskell-cafe] Why not Darcs?

John Lato jwlato at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 09:56:52 UTC 2011

> From: Jason Dagit <dagitj at gmail.com>
> > I'm sure this must be a VFAQ, but... There seems to be universal
> agreement
> > that Darcs is a nice idea, but is unsuitable for "real" projects. Even
> > keeps talking about getting rid of Darcs. Can anybody tell me what the
> > "problems" with Darcs actually are?
> >
> It's been documented in the GHC discussions, on reddit, and elsewhere.  I
> would encourage you to look at the darcs-users mailing list archives and
> the
> ghc archives.

At least regarding GHC and darcs, one significant problem is that GHC used a
darcs-1 format repository, which has several known and significant
drawbacks.  Darcs-2 is much better in this respect.  As to why ghc didn't
just change to darcs-2, read the archives...

John L.
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