[erlang-questions] What problem are we trying to solve here? [was Erland users group [was re: languages in use? [was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?]]]

Kenji Rikitake <>
Tue Feb 18 12:36:41 CET 2014


A practical issue: uploading to GitHub is *painfully slow* (< 200kbytes/sec)
(I once had to upload 40GB and that was a four-day work from Japan. :-/)

Another issue I've seen: git-tagging itself won't automatically resolve the
conflict issues.  Quite often you need to tag on an individual commit for
"stashing" the later commits as a workaround.

Git is OK. I even use it at home with gitosis. Maybe in some cases Mercurial,
or even svn, would be more appropriate.

I think depending on GitHub is not good, though.

Just my JPY 2 worth,
Kenji Rikitake

++> Anthony Ramine <> [2014-02-18 10:49:34 +0100]:
> Note that I have nothing against using Git to *host* things (but I do think tarballs are better and simpler to manage), I specifically said « GitHub », your mail suggests using its proprietary API to do fancy stuff.



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