Python Goes Mercurial

Tim Daneliuk tundra at tundraware.com
Wed Apr 1 15:46:37 CEST 2009


Carl Banks wrote:
> On Mar 31, 6:25 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-
> central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>> <http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/03/python-adopts-the-mer...>
>>
>> So what were these "strong antipathies" towards Git, exactly?
> 
> Apparently Mercurial had it's own hate club, and the reaction on
> python-dev was so severe GvR backtracked on his decision.
> 
> Trying to appease a least common denominator, he changed his mind and
> Python is going with SCCS instead.
> 
> 
> Carl Banks

;)


A few years ago I had a very large client - many multi-billions of
dollars in revenue annually - that ran their entire custom IT
system from a home grown variant of SCCS.  It did work, but when
I suggested that better open source tools existed, they kindly
explained their complete lack of interest in moving several millions
of lines of code to anything new.  Go figure.

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