[Python-Dev] And the winner is...

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 00:03:05 CEST 2009

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Nick Coghlan writes:
>  > Every single git command line example I have seen gives me exactly the
>  > same gut reaction I get whenever I have to read Perl code.
> Every single one?  Sounds to me like the cause is probably something
> you ate, not anything you read.  In the examples in the PEP, about 80%
> of the commands were syntactically identical across VCSes.

What, hyperbole on the internets? ;)

The non-trivial examples are the ones I was talking about - as you say,
for trivial tasks, the only difference is typically going to be in the
exact name of the command.

> I hope nobody is put off either git or bzr by the result of this PEP.
> If there's anything striking about the PEP's examples, it's how
> similar the usage of the VCSes would be in the context of Python's
> workflow.  There are important differences, and I agree with Guido's
> choice, for Python, on March 30, 2009.  But all three are capable
> VCSes, with advantages and disadvantages, and were this PEP started
> next June rather than last December, the result could have been very
> different.

Indeed! (although I doubt git's CLI will ever evolve into anything I
could claim to love)


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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