Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Darcs

My brief experiences with svk were:

  1. It was very, very slow.
  2. It fell over with odd errors.
  3. It had even worse documentation than most other [RV]CSs I've encountered.

Having worked mostly with Bazaar and CVS, the one thing about CVS I miss with Bazaar is the documentation, particularly examples. Being told over and over again that some special name or token I'm using is invalid, without any documentation about what is actually valid, really annoys. Having to trawl various blogs, some being out-of-date, just to find stuff out also really annoys.

It's a shame because someone has clearly made an effort to write nice help texts for the baz commands. If only they'd realised that examples would mostly complete the job and reduce developer stress by 95%. I hope they've figured that out with bzr...

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by Paul Boddie