[Python-Dev] devguide: Cover how to (un-)apply a patch.

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Wed Jan 19 17:54:40 CET 2011

Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:

> skip at pobox.com wrote:
> > I realize the world is passing me by and that I'm rapidly turning into a
> > dinosaur w.r.t. distributed version control, but as you write/update the
> > developer's guide remember that proficiency in Python does not necessarily
> > equate to proficiency in version control systems, especially with the less
> > frequently used commands.  I personally would prefer that more general
> > commands and concepts be used where possible so that newcomers not be put
> > off unnecessarily by the complexity of version control.
> What he said, only bolded and underlined.

Indeed.  I now have to deal with an unholy mix of CVS, Subversion, git,
and Mercurial -- a twisty maze of little one-letter options, all so
similar, all too powerful.  At least with CVS and Subversion you could
concentrate your mistakes on a single file :-).


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