[BangPypers] Python switches to Mercurial
abhinav.sarkar at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 09:21:17 CEST 2009
There is a PEP for this move at
http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0374/which discusses all the
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On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai <
abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Ramakrishna Reddy <ramkrsna at gmail.com>
> > Source :: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.devel/102706
> > From: Guido van Rossum <guido <at> python.org>
> > Subject: And the winner is...
> > Newsgroups: gmane.comp.python.devel
> > Date: 2009-03-30 14:58:38 GMT (16 hours and 8 minutes ago)
> > Dear Python developers,
> > The decision is made! I've selected a DVCS to use for Python. We're
> > switching to Mercurial (Hg).
> > The implementation and schedule is still up in the air -- I am hoping
> > that we can switch before the summer.
> > It's hard to explain my reasons for choosing -- like most language
> > decisions (especially the difficult ones) it's mostly a matter of gut
> > feelings. One thing I know is that it's better to decide now than to
> > spend another year discussing the pros and cons. All that could be
> > said has been said, pretty much, and my mind is made up.
> > To me, the advantages of using *some* DVCS are obvious. At PyCon,
> > Brett already announced that Git was no longer being considered --
> > while it has obviously many fans, it also provokes strong antipathies.
> > So it was between Hg and Bzr (both of which happen to be implemented
> > in Python FWIW). Based on a completely unscientific poll (basically
> > whatever feedback I received in my personal inbox or on Twitter), Hg
> > has a strong following among Python developers and few detractors,
> > while few (except Canonical employees) seem to like Bzr. In addition,
> > most timing experiments point towards Hg being faster than Bzr for
> > most operations, and Hg is (again, subjectively) easier to learn for
> > SVN users than Bzr.
> +1 for anything other than svn. I wonder if there were some real
> reasons for choosing hg over git, except perhaps to be different
> from the kernel folks ?
> > --
> > --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/<http://www.python.org/%7Eguido/>
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