Warren Block wblock at
Fri Sep 30 16:58:45 UTC 2016

On Fri, 30 Sep 2016, David Demelier wrote:

> 2016-09-29 14:57 GMT+02:00 Warren Block <wblock at>:
>> On Wed, 28 Sep 2016, Doug Hardie wrote:
>>>> p.s. I learned CVS from an earlier version of this book.  The current
>>>> edition (3 e.) is available as a PDF download:
>>> Thank you for the detailed response.  It makes sense now.  I am in the
>>> middle of working my way through that book.  I should have asked about this
>>> years ago.
>> Subversion is the modern successor to CVS.  The book on it is on the same
>> site:
> Well, subversion is the IE6 of version control. It's even worse than
> cvs. I really encourage people to leave cvs to a DVCS such as
> Mercurial or git. There are other nice DVCS tools less popular though:
> fossil, darcs. But everything else than subversion.

Huh.  To me Subversion is a model of clarity, while Git is what you get 
by taking a version control system and replacing the commands with 
random words.  Or maybe just switching all the commands, so they do not 
do what the word means.

But this is probably not relevant, since the OP said they wanted to 
continue to use CVS.

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