[BangPypers] Python switches to Mercurial
ramdas at developeriq.com
Tue Mar 31 10:55:51 CEST 2009
Its written in python, isn't it?
2009/3/31 (श्री) Sreekanth B <gnuyoga at gmail.com>
> we have recently moved openbravo's code repo from svn and hg .... i should
> say learning curve is relatively easy compared to svn to git ;-)
> - sree
> 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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