SCM in the filesystem?
Posted Aug 31, 2008 2:40 UTC (Sun) by vonbrand
In reply to: TALPA strides forward
Parent article: TALPA strides forward
Sure, at first sight the idea of "each change is a commit" sounds sensible, but if you have ever worked with some kind of fine-grained (local like
RCS, or distributed like
git) SCM, you soon discover that commits must record meaningful changes. Not each time I decide to save a file in the editor "just in case" (or, much worse, that the editor decides that there have been enough changes to write out a snapshot) does make sense as a meaningful point in history. Most commits are coordinated changes to several files (something of which you are painfully aware when using
to post comments)