[Python-Dev] Bazaar branches available (again) on Launchpad

David Lyon david.lyon at pythontest.org
Wed Jan 20 05:29:34 CET 2010

> On Jan 19, 2010, at 08:09 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> I'd be surprised if any of the big 3 DVCS developers would actually /want/
> their stuff in the stdlib.

If they ask, they'll get told they're motorbike-shedding. "It's better
if their users ask". So here I am as a user doing things the 'right'

> Being in the stdlib has its advantages and
> disadvantages.  I think for rapidly developing technology, the
> latter can actually outweigh the former.

If it's about being able to do updates, then I think this
resolves an old and circular argument. As the SCM implementation
would, one would expect, to be able to update itself.

Side benefits are that it can update everything else along
with it at the same time. User Apps, Packages, whatever.

It's even better having SCM in an Industrial/Scientific
environment. Here's an example:

 - a machine breaks..  (I mean the software for/in it)

 - you fix the code, maybe on the spot

 - you commit and push back to the repository

 - your code gets checked in and run through the testbot
   and then you get blamed and have to do the whole thing
   again properly with a test case. Oh well..

Well anyway, whatever you guys might say, that's a whole
lot more efficient than running back to the development
machine and going through some obscure build and test
and publish process to do a fix on a production machine.

Point : The fact that SCMs are two way is great in
        a production environment. No packaging solution
        can come close.

So why not have python SCMs included as batteries in python..

All these arguments I can take off to the stdlib list when I get
the chance..


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