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Why would he? Over the years there are hundreds of projects with thousands of commits accumulated in an average company. Trying to port all that to a new source control "just because" would be the definition of insanity.
throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.
Seems to me he probably has a good idea what the resource cost is of changing source control systems. We changed from source safe to TFS, I know a bloody silly decision, it took weeks to accomplish and we lost a sh*t load of information in the process.
Innovation for innovations sake is a waste of time and money!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
But sometimes you also have to calculate the cost of retaining a stupid system.
I've been working with CVS (CVSNT) and can tell you that I would (almost) always change to a better system on every project I work actively on.
The biggest problem with CVS:
Versioning is on file level, not on repository level. I'll leave it to the reader to work out all complications that stem from that.
They are many, including that branching is so buggy it just simply doesn't work.
I have bought my last computers without any OS and right now I only have two left with aging Win7 licenses that have been begging me for years to activate them. This way I was punished with being excluded from forced updates to Win10, normal updates (thank god!) or being allowed to have a background image on the desktop. Seriously?
I just wonder how many people still must resort to something like this[^] when they buy a new computer. I would do it if I had to and wonder how many really do it.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
I dunno if that's really true, seeing as the "computer" is bought as a bundle including the software license. Not many shops will let you remove an item from a bundle buy and get the money back.
Like getting a burger from macca's without the pickle: on request they will happily not put the pickle in but the price is the same. (Even less likely to entertain you if you peeled out the pickle and tried handing it back for a refund.)
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