[MLton] Replacing Subversion with a DVCS

Daniel Spoonhower spoons at cmu.edu
Wed Apr 15 09:01:26 PDT 2009

Though I have yet to commit anything to the trunk, I also use "git svn"
to access the repository and work with a branch.  I also think it's
worth considering a DVCS: though the trunk is relatively stable, there
are a number of research projects based on MLton and it would be a
useful way of sharing/distributing that work.


Ville Laurikari wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 05:23:09PM +0200, Wesley W. Terpstra wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Ville Laurikari <ville at laurikari.net> wrote:
>>> It seems to me that the MLton project would benefit from a distributed
>>> version control system.
>> I don't think it's so important. MLton development is pretty slow at
>> the moment and at least I've had no problems with using subversion.
> I wouldn't have asked if I didn't have any problems with using
> Subversion.  Accessing mlton.org from some machines at work is quite
> cumbersome.  Either I had to spend time setting up ssh tunnels to
> access mlton.org or work without version control.
> Luckily, I've recently discovered git-svn which solves this problem
> for me.
>> Don't fix it if it ain't broke?
> Depends on what constitutes "broken" and how much an improvement
> costs :)
> Subversion is bad enough that I would argue that switching to
> something better might make sense even for a one-foot-in-the-grave
> project such as MLton.
> Anyway, this was just a probe to see if there's any interest in this
> sort of thing.  There appears to be none, so never mind...
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