A poem about Subversion

I found an interesting poem from Peter Kriens about SVN (subversion) that was posted to the Eclipse committer mailing list. Really interesting how frustration can encourage your imagination in others arts besides computer programming.

(I do not want to start a new discussion about pros vs. cons of SVN. Neither discuss who is right or who is wrong. I am sharing the poem just because it is curious.)

Hear! Hear! And I started drinking way too much coffee due to SVN because it gives me ample time … Last year I wrote my first poem ever (and likely last) during a checkout:

Oh, how I long for the days of CVS
When checkouts were a bless
Updates found to be a breeze
And a build went in a wheeze
Now we are old and wise
It is SVN that I despise
A simple checkout takes forever
And often it ends never
It is hungry for files and directories
About disk usage it has no worries
And with its split personality
Using it from the shell has a penalty
But alas, progress should not be blamed
Directories can now be renamed!- A sad SVN user

Ok, I won’t pursue a career in this area, but it illustrates my frustration …
Kind regards,
Peter Kriens
Really interesting. :-)

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