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  • LLVM Plans To Complete Transition To Git From SVN By October

    Phoronix: LLVM Plans To Complete Transition To Git From SVN By October

    While GCC and Clang are now competing neck-and-neck on Linux x86_64 when it comes to the performance of generated binaries, when it comes to each of their initiatives to transition to Git it looks like LLVM will take the cake...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...t-October-2019

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    Sometimes it is good to have less history

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    • #3
      Kinda wish GCC would just go with the idea of not moving the history and just starting from the current working branches. You can always keep the SVN around for historical purposes, and it alows us to not have to clone gigs of code just to try getting into the code.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by carewolf View Post
        Sometimes it is good to have less history
        That's what USA citizens say too

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        • #5
          Originally posted by carewolf View Post
          Sometimes it is good to have less history
          Oh, now but what to do with greed, collection and perfectionism?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SpyroRyder View Post
            Kinda wish GCC would just go with the idea of not moving the history and just starting from the current working branches. You can always keep the SVN around for historical purposes, and it alows us to not have to clone gigs of code just to try getting into the code.
            --depth 1?

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            • #7
              While it's true that most people see the speed of development of LLVM a win, it has its flaws. For example, the lack of auditable history together with the lax accountability policies of LLVM make it unsuitable for use in a safety-certified toolchain. I mean, it's OK if your goal is an MCAS system, but for something where lives depend on it, like 61508 or 26262 compliance, you only choice is stodgy old GCC or a commercial system where we aren't privy to its innards (but some TUV and a glass office tower full of lawyers are). Toolchains are like sausages: most people don't want to see how they're made, but thankfully we have inspectors who make sure the "meat" and "seasonings" were handled properly.

              It would be a relief if GCC could just move forward quickly into the 21st century with its source control technology. The cost is not worth it, however, and for all your full-stack apps, data processing, blockchain mining, gamedev, and hobby projects out there, there's LLVM.

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              • #8
                One of these days I'm expecting to see a news article titled: "SVN moves to GIT as their versioning system".

                Note: This is not a jab at SVN, I used it for a long time and it was (and is) fantastic.

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                • #9
                  Sad that they didn't ask ESR to convert the data.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by caligula View Post
                    Sad that they didn't ask ESR to convert the data.
                    Had a good laugh, thanks.

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