Python Goes Mercurial

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Thu Apr 2 04:42:03 CEST 2009

Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <tq7ca6-8es.ln1 at>, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> ,,, 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.
> What was their explanation?

Their entire internal workflow from development through final release
and deployment was built around these ancient/nonstandard toolset. It
was economically infeasible to retool both the technology and the
processes for millions of lines of code under version control - there
just wasn't an ROI for it. This is not uncommon in large legacy
environments in my experience.

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