Proposal for the transition timetable for the move to GIT

Joseph Myers
Wed Dec 18 18:24:00 GMT 2019

On Wed, 18 Dec 2019, Jeff Law wrote:

> > That isn't what I said.  I said that freshly constructed complex software
> > will have more and deeper errors than stupid simple scripts do (or I
> > implied that at least, maybe it wasn't clear).  And I only say this
> > because the opposite was claimed, which is laughable imnsho.
> But it's not that freshly constructed, at least not in my mind.  All
> the experience ESR has from the python implementation carries to the Go
> implementation.
> And the "simple scripts" argument dismisses the fact that those scripts
> are built on top of complex software.  It just doesn't hold water IMHO.

Nor do I think reposurgeon (or at least the SVN reader, which is the main 
part engaged here) is significantly more complicated than implied by the 
task it's performing of translating between the different conceptual 
models of SVN and git.  I've found it straightforward to produce reduced 
testcases for issues found, and fixed several of them myself despite not 
actually knowing Go.  The issues remaining are generally conceptually 
straightforward to understand the issue and how to fix it.

Joseph S. Myers

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