> I find it odd that you say that a VCS is of no benefit to a corporate
I agree with the intent of the original poster, except maybe the wording was a bit strong.
How's this: "Most corporate programmers don't get anything from VCS that they couldn't get from
a tarball snapshot, while their employers could find the VCS data more useful."
SVN makes branching and merging difficult, so the typical corporate programmer won't bother
> Do these paragons never make mistakes?
Yes, but most of the time people just "fix the bug and move forward" rather than trying to go
back to the old version. (I work a lot in web databases, and sometimes V2 requires altering
fields in the DB. Going back to V1 usually means loosing the extra data.)
> Do they never have to support older code live at customer sites?
No, most corporate development is for internal deployments -- there's usually just one
instance of their code running. Remember, only about 5% of programmers actually write code to