[Numpy-discussion] DVCS at PyCon

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Fri Apr 10 23:00:12 CDT 2009


On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 9:49 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Charles R Harris
> <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 8:17 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Eric Firing <efiring@hawaii.edu>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> >
> >> > Important note: if there are any uncommitted changes when you run git
> >> > checkout, Git will behave very strangely. The strangeness is
> predictable
> >> > and sometimes useful, but it is best to avoid it. All you need to do,
> of
> >> > course, is commit all the new changes before checking out the new
> head.
> >>
> >> If by strange and confused, the OP means refuse to change branch, then
> >> yes. Otherwise, I have no idea what he is talking about. Maybe an old
> >> git version - he does not say which one he is using.
> >>
> >> Also, it is said in the introduction that the OP was using git but did
> >> not understand what was happening under the hood. So his conclusion is
> >> you have to understand git internals to understand git internals ?
> >> Sounds tautological to me.
> >
> > I think he meant that it is easier to correctly use the knobs and levers
> of
> > git if you understand what they relate to the repository, and that means
> > knowing how the depository tracks things. I found his exposition helpful.
>
> Yes, his exposition is well written otherwise - much better than what
> you find on more "google visible" git expositions (I happen to think
> that git is badly "marketed" by some vocal people). But does this
> really look harder than hg ? I can't see a big difference. You need to
> know about heads, branches, parents and the likes in any DVCS if you
> use branches, no ?
>

I think hg works in a similar manner to git. At least Linus said so in that
old google talk ;) But hg doesn't/didn't have the same superstructure built
on top of the basic repository idea. However, I'm not familiar with the hg
internals...


> And the ton of my previous answer was not appropriate anyway, I apologize.
>

Heh. And on good Friday too ;)

Chuck
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