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re: Is git the be all and end all of version control? VIEW POST

re: Git is the classic example of something that was invented to solve one problem, but ended up solving a different, more important problem along the ...

Subversion... I used to dream of Subversion. I had to use CVS.

But anyway - Subversion did something truly amazing. People had used CVS - which is itself based around RCS - for so long that it'd somehow become a fact of life that version control systems were too difficult to write.

Even BitKeeper was itself based on RCS. And of course BitMover forbid anyone using BitKeeper - paid or not - if they worked on any other version control system.

Once Subversion proved that version control systems were, in fact, things which ordinary mortals could write, then suddenly everyone was writing them.

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