From: "Enrico Weigelt" <enrico.weig...@vnc.biz> Sent: Saturday, November
10, 2012 10:29 AM
This is often the key point that requires the 'new mindset'. Most
use/used the directory heirarchy (subtle distinction with the .git
'repo' directory heirarchy to be noted) as a way of separating
between groups. They find it very hard to undo the old mindset and
branches _instead of_ directories for the different group
hmm, is this really a psychological issue ?
Oh absolutely. It is very very hard to unlearn stuff, especially bad
habits that have had to become ingrained to make them work adequately!
It's like re-learning an alternative to a well loved mnemonic. "CLAP".
well, many years ago, i've seen a talk about git (maybe by linus
which started with something like "forget everything you know abozt
Most folk don't know why the old way used to be right, and is now so
wrong, so they can't rationalize the change. Hence find the change very
[Other than git..] Current SCM methods were established before the
Titanic sank and are based on drawing office practice, and were
transfered and applied to code printouts (which are simply machining
instructions to a compiler). The modern zero cost replication of
"Master" drawings/code printouts has destroyed the original reasons for
the old practices (protect the aluable unique master). Similarly the new
paradigm of "how can I verify that this is a proper copy of the master"
Definately a psychological issue when your whole world is being turned
upside down ;-)
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