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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Why did you choose git?

    • I'm not into the religious stuff and I'm content for people to use whatever works for them.

      First, Randal forced me to use git. He got into it very early, and at Stonehenge we use it for anything new. For the Mastering Perl stuff, Allison previously hosted a subversion repo for me on her personal box since she was the book editor, but she moved all of her stuff to a hosted solution. I had the repo sitting on my local box and wanted to make it public, so I changed it to git which I was already using.

      Second, I really, really want offline commits. I know about svk and so on, but I'm not really interested in svn anymore. I'm already using Git at work, and it's easier for me to use.

      Third, I really, really hate subversion. From a mere user perspective it's decent except for not having real tag, but on the admin side it's a pain in the ass for me. I like Mac OS X, and I've never had a pleasant time setting up subversion. It's getting better: it only took me half a day to install it today after I cleaned out the borked binary distro and compiled from source three times to take care of all the build errors. :) Also, I can never remember how to tell svn to ignore files, for instance, and I like that git has the CVS style .gitignore. After using svn for awhile, I think it was a step back from CVS and I lost more than I gained. That's just me and how I work, though. Other people have to make their own judgements.

      Lastly, SourceForge isn't doing it for me anymore. I have most of my source code in an svn repo there, but the real attraction to their service was the compile farm, which is now gone. I'm not too keen on Google Code yet.

      I'm not telling anyone to change to git. As with any tool, use whatever works for you.

      • Thanks...like I said I was only curious. I respect your opinion and you gave it. :-)

      • I've been moving my stuff to github as well. It has a nice interface without a lot of hassle.

        I wish it had some sort of issue tracker, though.
        Google Code *does*, and apparently, you can tell Google Code to advertise github as your repository.
        I may have to take advantage of that feature in the future, unless I find a better issue tracker.