Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Branching Practices

I tried using svk as a front-end to Python's svn repository (as recommended by Fredrik Lundh on his blog), but after bizarre error messages (it's not that often that I see Perl tracebacks) I decided that whilst tools like bazaar are also badly documented, at least they manage to complete operations in the advertised "how to" documents without crashing inexplicably.

Personally, I wish that the developers of "next generation" revision control systems would spend some time writing documentation, rather than leaving it to others to write terse command sequences that "worked for them", or just referring everyone to the tool that inspired the latest effort.

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