[TUHS] Claim your early Unix contributions on GitHub

Joerg Schilling schily at schily.net
Thu Mar 31 09:42:23 AEST 2016

Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:

> > Given that using git enforces a loss of meta data, is there a chance to get 
> > the SCCS history for older UNIX versions?
> You are the first person outside of BitMover that I've ever seen
> recognize that.  Go you!  It's very annoying, we can write a perfect BK
> to Git exporter but going the other way is a research project.

We talked about this before: You are the only person who does not attack me 
when I write that SCCS is much faster than RCS, just because you know ;-)

RCS was not a advantage for the developer community as it's use was based on a 
missunderstanding of properties.

The first system to implement something based on previous good ideas was BK and 
AFAIK, GIT was implemented originally as an empty shelf that aimed to imitate 
the CLI from BK.


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