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RE: Unix philosophy under the gun?

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: RE: Unix philosophy under the gun?
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 16:25:12 -0400

>[ On Monday, August 6, 2001 at 10:05:13 (-0400), Noel L Yap wrote: ]
>> Subject: RE: Unix philosophy under the gun?
>> The Unixey thing to do would be to have a file system that supports
>> Take a look at  Such a thing
>> provide the most transparency to users.

>While a filesystem that can do versioning is generally interesting from
>a research perspective, all of the attempts to build them so far have
>resulted in tools that often ignore many of the requirements of a
>version control tool from the perspective of the larger software
>configuration managment process.  A versioning filesytem might make a
>programmer happy, but it won't make it any easier to manage the whole
>software process (it may even make it harder!).  Early attempts at Bell
>Labs are one example.

Exactly which version control requirements are often ignored?  Specifically,
from a version control requirements perspective, what's missing from ClearCase's
file system (ie MVFS)?

I don't recall anyone ever equating the Unix way of doing things to ease of
management of anything.


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