Re: Git [was RE: Windows VM on Mac ?]

Subject: Re: Git [was RE: Windows VM on Mac ?]
From: "Elisa R. Sawyer" <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:59:46 -0700

No version control system can make up for situations where people are
inconsiderately over-writing files or where chaos reigns. As a long-term
contractor, I am fortunate to have worked on teams of writers where, even
with no version control, we didn't cause each other problems. I have also
seen situations where even the best version control system could not make
up for bad habits.

-Elisa

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:03:17 -0400, <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I think much of this comes down to the issue of loose coupling vs tight
>> coupling. Good coding practice is to create loosely coupled systems.
>>
>
> Yes, loose coupling and defined interfaces is best. Years ago I was coding
> in assembler and Fortran, and there were pieces of assembler code marked
> "DO NOT MOVE THIS CODE" and other pieces that should have been so marked,
> but weren't. The only saving grace was the source control--a locked cabinet
> of drawers where I stored the punched cards.
>
> But if you take a very tightly coupled information set with tightly coupled
>> source file and throw it at a distributed source control system without
>> changing anybody's habits, you are asking for pain and suffering.
>>
>
> Indeed. I have been put into a situation where we all were to use SVN on
> our very loosely coupled FM docs. No two people were ever working on the
> same parts, and there was little cross-referencing. It was a pain, because
> having nearly zero version control would have been far simpler. Any time
> that something went wrong with SVN (and it did, all too often) we had to
> find the local SVN guru to unscramble it before we could do our work.
>
> I have no idea what the difficulty was with the SVN internals. I've not
> yet had the opportunity to try Git.
>
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