Re: Newbie grief

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On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 12:56 AM, Michael Witten <mfwitten@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM, Rich Pixley <rich.pixley@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> In contrast, I was up and using mercurial in about a day and a half,
>> including all of the stuff we've discussed, and all of the things I've even
>> read about in git.  Learning mq's only took about 20 minutes.
> Fortunately, git is based on extremely simple principles.
> Unfortunately, git grew out of really bright people hacking stuff
> together in order to get sh!t dun; the result is not approachably or
> even well documented, the UI is sometimes a bit of a kludge, the API
> is probably nonexistent, and the terminology is so loosely thrown
> about that it's easy to forget which way is up in discussions.
> (Note, though, that Junio has done a laudable job of keeping the
> whole experiment going strong).

You are a prime example of this experiment called 'life', also based
on extremely simple principles, mostly through trial and error. Design
is overrated :)

Felipe Contreras
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