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Re: Please merge the random translator into the Hurd repository

From: Richard Braun
Subject: Re: Please merge the random translator into the Hurd repository
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:57:46 +0200
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On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 09:38:48AM +0200, Justus Winter wrote:
> >         I think I’ve already asked this one, but still: why not a Git
> >         submodule?  
> Complexity.  We are trying to reduce it.
> > One problem with the “merge ’em all” approach is
> >         that one can /add/ a thing to the repository, but one cannot
> >         really /delete/ it later.  (In the sense that from that point
> >         on, the code added would remain in the Git history, – and be
> >         $ git clone’d forever.)
> In my head, that is exactly the point of a vcs, but ymmv.
> >         On the contrary, submodules may be added and removed without any
> >         hassle.  And from this point, I’d rather see Hurd – a collection
> >         of servers – living as a collection of Git repositories.
> I'd rather see the Hurd not being a major pain in the ass to develop,
> but again, ymmv, as I guess it's a matter of perspective.
> >         The only downside I could think of is that a single commit
> >         (unless made to the “upper level” repository) cannot really span
> >         multiple Git repositories.  Which may be a problem as long as
> >         there’re strong interdependencies in the servers’ code.
> There are strong interdependencies, some are explicit, some are
> implicit.  And being able to change some aspects of the Hurd is part
> of why I advocated this merge in the first place (as clearly stated in
> my original mail).

I strongly agree with Justus on this.

Richard Braun

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