Julius Plenz – Blog

git and the unix philosophy

Good, but slightly older article: Too Smart for Git.

Git follows Linux's philosophy of refusing to protect you from yourself. Much like Linux, Git will sit back and watch you fuck your shit right up, and then laugh at you as you try to get your world back to a state where up is up and down is down. As far as source control goes, not a lot of people are used to this kind of free love.

His conclusion holds true for many other programs also:

The problem isn't that Git is to hard, it's that smart developers are impatient and have exactly zero tolerance for unexpected behavior in their tools.

posted 2011-10-03 tagged git