Version control

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Tue Oct 30 14:11:13 EDT 2012

At the risk of being accused of being a kitchen-table sort
of programmer I find the easiste way to 'do' version control is to
have alarge piece of paper stuck on my office wall, where I have drawn
a thing that looks vaguely like those slightly misleading diagrams of
phylological evolution that most of us remember from Biology textbooks
of the 1950-80s.

I draw my branching tree with a standard HB pencil, and make large red blobs
where I have a stable version, allowing me, when my development version 
goes "awry",
to backtrack to that version.

On a large external HD (750 GB) I have a version of that tree-diagram in the
form of directories embedded within each other exactly as per the 
diagram, and my
versions stored within them.

My last 3-4 code bases are stored elsewhere as well.


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