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Comment Re:No keyboard? That's nothing! (Score 1) 111

My current company *finally* migrated our last project off VSS.
I've used:
dated tarballs
dated directories

So far my personal favorite is actually Perforce for massive codebases, and SVN for almost everything else.
I have nothing against Git, but most of my crud is in SVN and I have no compelling case to change it.

Comment Re:No keyboard? That's nothing! (Score 1) 111

Ever had this thing called eclipsed files with ClearCase? Ever received a huge E-mail with fifty "element"-lines as reply "can you give me your branch so that I can help out with your feature?". Ever didn't know what version of a file you were looking at because the config_spec has some magical order in that it processes said element lines (making me call ClearCase the SchrÃdingers Cat Management - you have to open the box to know if your code was dead or alive, and opening it kills it).

Ever saw compilation performance drop to 500% or 600% or more slower due to fstat being called on each and every header file in a preprocessed .cpp file's output over the network? (so, network latency is killing your compiler's speed). Ever had a SCM that required you to rewrite all your Makefiles in some absurdly stupid format so that some omake thing understands it?

Ever had to head time and time again that it's all your fault because "you don't use ClearCase right". While when you ask the ClearCase fanboys "so then how do I use it?" you basically get IBM this and IBM that and IBM is great and no answers.

I'm going to stop.. before I mental because of thinking about the horror I've been through.

Sorry. No keyboard. Poor guy.

Yes to most all of this.
We had a *dedicated* CC management team of about 20 people.
Seriously, their *entire* job was manage CC and related bullshit.
So I didn't have to deal with the "you're not doing it right, but no help for you either." I got "you're not doing it right, use this tool we created that takes the input you gave and transmogrifies it to CC brainfuck".

Comment Re:No keyboard? That's nothing! (Score 1) 111

Try migrating from CC to Perforce...
Several hundred engineers have their workflow completely broken (yes P4 is *better* but the devil you know and all that). Productivity tanks for the first month as accidental overwrites of commits and reversions from merges and other wonderful shit hits all the fans...

Comment Re: Loneliness? It's hard to be left alone! (Score 2) 108

I live in Germany. Same shite, different country. Lived in South Africa for 25 years. Same shite, different country. Worked in Mexico France, Turkey, Denmark and known people from Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil and loads of places. Same shit, different country. The nicest guy I know in the world is a muslim Arab from Palestine. The biggest jerk I know comes from South America.

Europeans who point their fingers at the USA all the time in some kind of mass hysteria are idiots

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