svk v git + possible gig

Rafael Garcia-Suarez rgarciasuarez at
Tue Sep 9 10:58:59 BST 2008

2008/9/8 Nicholas Clark <nick at>:
> On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 05:59:26PM +0100, Paul Makepeace wrote:
>> Has anyone used perforce? Do you also think it makes the OSS VCS look
>> especially weak?
> I am much happier with its merge support than raw subversion, or subversion
> (1.4) + I've not yet tried subversion 1.5 on this front.
> Apart from that, perforce generally annoys me because
> a: it defaults to "whole checkout" rather than "this directory downwards",
>   which can confuse me, and makes it damn hard to have 2+ checkouts on one
>   machine
> b: the architectural arrogance of the "you don't need a command to reliably
>   reverse a changeset" (and how integration of an add and then an edit works)
> c: because it's most definitely not offline

d. one needs to p4-edit files one want to modify, and even if they're
not modified, they're still part of the submitted changeset.
e. p4 won't warn you about new files you might want to add. In the
same vein, there's no support for the like of
.cvsignore/.gitignore/svn:ignore etc.

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