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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Git still has problems being Windows friendly

    Not necessarily a problem for everyone :-) You can't totally blame the original designer if he exploits characteristics of a certain OS to gain speed. After all, being cross-platform is not the top design goal for git.

    • by tgape (9307) on 2009.08.14 6:52 (#70055) Journal

      The problem is that the vast majority of programmers use Windows. Sad to say, given that skill doesn't necessarily choose platform, this also means that most of the really good programmers use Windows - and you're shutting them out.

      It is not necessarily a problem that is too difficult to overcome, once one determines one wants to fix it. If all else fails, it should be possible to write a svn-git module, to be able to commit to a git repo as easily as to a svn repo (while, of course, losing the git easy forking advantages for the people who use it). Similarly, there could be an hg-git module, as it seems some claim Mercurial also has a fairly low barrier to submit.

      Of course, given the platform of the primary maintainer of Padre, an svn-git module may not be as useful as it might otherwise be...

      Disclaimer: I know nothing practical about git. It's been on my list of tools to learn since about a week after it was written, but I've not even read all of the theory, despite having read more of the theory than I have of the practical. I suspect this speaks to the tool's complexity, because I find it to be very exciting in theory - very close to my 'dream VCS'.