Version Control Systems

Posted on October 10, 2013

All version control systems (VCS) suck in one way or the other. It’s just that some suck less than others, and of the VCS that I have used over many years so far, the one that is the absolute winner of crappiness is called MKS Integrity. It is a miracle to me how people get used to this monstrosity of non-usability and slow operation, paired with unsafe operations that make your local changes to the code you are writing vanish with a click of a mouse button. If anyone does ever get used to it, that is.

How a system as bad as MKS was conceived, or more likely how it has congealed, I can only speculate. Not only does it appear to be a threat to your code base, it also makes your developers work slower. Who in the world could want something like that? Sigh.