Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Distributed FS

I dunno what the decision procedure for determining what a "VCS" versus "versioned filesystem" is. Certainly git has nothing in common with every other thing called a "distributed filesystem" (e.g., NFS, cluster filesystems, etc.), and everything in common with VCSes. Even from the very beginning, it was never possible to write _interestingly different? VCSes on top of git, because it defined all the semantics of what would be stored, and what wouldn't. You could put different UIs on top, maybe use different programs to actually copy the data around, but that's true of every VCS...

Not really an important argument, but I think there's enough noise in this space without continuing to perpetuate this bit :-)

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