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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • While a thoroughly good idea, the time taken to research all varieties of Version Control, is likely to be a long time. How detailed do you go and what apps do you do you cover? Some are limited to specific platforms, others are limited by their accessibity (command line verses GUI). If you do manage it, much respect will be due.

    I was introduced to version control some 15+ years ago, with SCCS and RCS. Scary then and scary still. Thank $deity for CVS :)

    • I did a dissertation on version control as part of my final year project (I also designed and implemented a http-like server that provided abstract info on RCS and ither VCS directories on the server with a GTK client).

      My plan is to cover RCS, which would also give a good introduction to Version Control basics. Then cover CVS and SVN.

      The core of the book would be practical applications of version control

      • the how and why of branching and merging and tagging.
      • perl and shell scripts and recipes for loginfo, reporting, etc
      • Gui's, interfaces, etc
      • Integrating with other applications (mysql, bugzilla, etc)
      • installing and migrating
      • recovering from fuckups
      There will probably be a short bit on 'other' systems like bitkeeper and sourcesafe.


      @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
      print reverse @JAPH;