[Python-Dev] Mercurial?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sun Apr 5 18:48:28 CEST 2009

2009/4/5 Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>:
> Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan <at> ochtman.nl> writes:
>> I also think 100MB+ is a cheap price to pay,
>> given you only pay it in disk space (cheap) and initial clone time (not
>> very often, and usually still quite fast).
> It is a cheap price to pay if there is a significant return for it. In my
> experience using the hg mirror of the py3k branch, I don't remember having had
> to run "annotate" on the trunk to hunt for a change that I'd witnessed in py3k.
> Other developers may have different experiences, though.

I agree with Dirkjan.

> As for the clone time, one of our proeminent developers is, IIRC, on a 40 kb/s
> line. Perhaps he wants to step in and say whether cloning the trunk is a painful
> experience for him, or not.

I suppose this is me. Cloning the hg trunk repo only takes slightly
longer than an svn checkout for me, and it only needs to be done
occasionally, so I have no problem with including all the history.


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