"Perl for Perl Newbies" - Part 5 - Good Programming PracticesVersion ControlMotivation for Version Control

3.1. Motivation for Version Control

Using version control gives several important advantages over the alternative of not using any version control system at all:

Finally, you'll find using a modern and high-quality version control system a more convenient and more robust solution than using archives (such as .zip files) and patches. There are plenty of open-source and gratis version control systems, some of which are highly mature and esteemed and you shouldn't have a problem finding something that suits you.


Written by Shlomi Fish