[Dovecot] CVS to Mercurial switch

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun May 20 00:16:49 EEST 2007

On May 19, 2007, at 4:33 PM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>>> or Git?
>> It seems a bit kludgy with all of its different commands and scripts.
>> Also I don't really like its code. It's using standard C functions  
>> for
>> string manipulations and in general it's using a lot with fixed size
>> buffers. If it wasn't written by kernel developers, I'd say it's most
>> likely full of buffer overflows. But since it is (was?), perhaps  
>> there
>> are only a few. I don't want to risk it.
> Just out of curiosity I checked it. There are even basic string
> manipulation errors in their code:

  [newbie programmer insanity snipped]

   And good luck getting it running if your isn't Linux running on an  
x86 PC.  I lost a good bit of hair getting it running a few weeks ago  
just to get the sources of ONE PACKAGE whose maintainers decided to  
adopt git as their "pet" source code control system.



Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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