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July 25, 2000 20:03
Perforce vs CVS
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I'd like to see some more discussion of this.  

So far, the only "pro" I've seen for Perforce is "it's much nicer".  On
the other hand, it's:

- not open source nor even (beer) free
- not as well understood by most developers

I'd hate to see us create a barrier to entry which discourages people
from reading or contributing to the perl source.

I'd like to hear some discussion on the following points:

- what Perforce offers that CVS doesn't
- how important or beneficial these features are to Perl
- what a developer needs to do/learn/etc to move to Perforce from CVS
  and how much of a barrier to entry it would be
- what are the social/PR implications of choosing Perforce and what will
  their impact be?


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