Talk:Concurrent Versions System

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This is an awful pun, referring to the commiting of source code to a repository. --Fluffalizer 11:01, 8 March 2007 (EST)

i dont get it...therefore it deserves to be shot (unsigned comment by HelloolleH)

To those who still don't get it: the following description should make it rather obvious, though natually, explaining the pun in such detail will kill any potential humor value. Highligt it to read it.

Concurrent Versions System, CVS for short, is a system used to manage online source code repositories. Files can be retrieved from such a repository, and changes to them commited. When one of more files from a working copy of a repository stored locally have been updated, they - when commited - are compared to the online version, and the differences stored in patches that are then sent to the remote repository and applied there, bringing it up-to-date.

Following this half-arsed description, I'll explain the core of the pun: Source code is commited to the repository. This can be read in two ways - commited, as in placed in the repository, or as in devoted to it. Interpreting it in the second, irrelevant and thus nonsensical - what makes the pun humorous - sense, you'd say that the source commited to the project has commitment towards it. Thus the source code, facing being commited to the repository, saying that it is not afraid of commitment constitues a pun - a joke.

--Fluffalizer 16:12, 17 March 2007 (EST)

So, basically, this article is a yawn-inducing drug, like that used to induce babies? --MrMetalFLower 11:36, 19 March 2007 (EST)

its not that bad, just a bit nerdy maybe.--Silent PenguinPenguin Foot.png 11:52, 19 March 2007 (EST)