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

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Mar 31 06:24:10 CEST 2009

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM, Mike Coleman <tutufan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just for curiosity's sake, could someone outline the five (or so) most
>> significant pluses of hg relative to git?
>> (My personal feeling is that any of the three is a huge improvement
>> over subversion.  I think git probably should have been written in
>> Python with some stuff in C where necessary, and (perhaps) the hg guy
>> really is right when he claims that Linus should have skipped git and
>> used hg from the start.  That notwithstanding, though, it kind of
>> looks like git has won the mindshare war at this point, and I think
>> the best hg can hope for from this point forward is a sort of *BSD to
>> git's Linux.  I do hope that it lives on, shutouts being fascist, etc.
> Yeah, I also think I'll just stop developing Python now and suggest
> that you all switch to Java, which has clearly won the mindshare war
> for languages. :-)
>> Aside: I once worked with the guy maintaining git, and he might have
>> the greatest sum of talent plus humility of any programmer I ever
>> met.)
> But is his humility enough to cancel out Linus's attitude?
All the humility in the world pales besides Linus's attitude. But that's
probably just because we are all fools.

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