VCS comparison table
pasky at suse.cz
Wed Oct 18 00:28:18 BST 2006
Dear diary, on Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 09:44:37PM CEST, I got a letter
where Aaron Bentley <aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca> said that...
> Andreas Ericsson wrote:
> >> In our terminology, if it can diverge from the original, it's a branch,
> >> not a checkout.
> > This clears things up immensely. bazaar checkout != git checkout.
> > I still fail to see how a local copy you can't commit to is useful
> My bzr is run from a local copy I can't commit to. To get the latest
> changes from http://bazaar-vcs.org, I can run "bzr update ~/bzr/dev".
> To merge the latest changes into my branch, I can run
> "bzr merge ~/bzr/dev". It's also convenient for applying other peoples'
> patches to.
The question is, why is it useful to enforce the "no commit" rule? Git
can work exactly the same, it just doesn't _enforce_ the rule. And is
the capability of enforcing such a rule important enough to warrant its
own column in the comparison table?
Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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