Generating generations of files

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 16:04:12 EDT 2019


On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM DL Neil <PythonList at danceswithmice.info> wrote:
>
> Are you aware of a library/utility which will generate and maintain the
> file names of multiple generations of a file?
>

Commit it to a git repository. All the generations have the same name,
but you can compare them, explore past versions, etc, etc, etc, with a
rich set of tools. And it's easy to invoke git from a program (if you
need information from stdout, most git commands accept a "--porcelain"
parameter), so you can fully automate.

ChrisA


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