Tuesday 9 December 2003 — This is over 19 years old. Be careful.
I really like Perforce as a source control system. It is clean, and solid, and has great support. But its merge tool blows giant chunks. It looks like a Win16 application, and uses an entire spectrum of confusing (and ugly) colors. I could deal with any of that, here’s the clincher: it occasionally inserts newlines into the merged files! Identifiers get split across two lines, and the compile breaks. What’s up with that!?
The fact that Perforce offers the ability to put third party tools in there speaks volumes. Specifically, it says, "Please put a third party tool in there!"
If you absolutely need to have it merges right, Araxis is the way to go. Of course, it *is* $180/seat. Grumble...
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