Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Source control management system.

The major brands are CVS and Subversion (SVN). I started off with CVS to manage my source code and lately, I have been using SVN more and more.

SVN claims to be a improvement for CVS. It has a slightly different method to track the source code.

For more information, you can visit their respective web site for more detail.

<a href="">Subversion</a>

<a href="">CVS</a>

My personal option:
I like CVS more because I felt that it made more sense to me when having version for each file. SVN uses revision of the project instead of the file individually.

In CVS, I will say:
Version 1.1 of foo.c om project p.
In SVN, I will say:
The foo.c in revision 5 of project p.

The argument could be similiar to either VI or EMACS is better (VI), but it's personal preference and I think as a programmer, I should be flexible to either.

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