Python Goes Mercurial

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun Apr 5 12:26:32 CEST 2009


In message <5f1038cd-b2c7-420d-
bf6e-5872d556fb22 at u8g2000yqn.googlegroups.com>, Michele Simionato wrote:

> The relevance for me is that at work we use Subversion,
> but now that Python uses mercurial I am sure there will
> be coworkers wanting to switch to Mercurial and I would
> like to understand what are the tradeoffs involved.

Eric Raymond has a good survey of what the important issues that they 
address and the differences between them 
<http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/version-control/version-control.html>. I 
would say that, basically, it's all about increasingly sophisticated ways of 
handling merging.




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