Development tools and practices for Pythonistas

Ben Finney ben+python at
Sat Apr 30 01:17:53 CEST 2011

Hans Georg Schaathun <hg at> writes:

> Exactly, and with svn that can be a true nightmare when directories 
> are involved.  The rumour is that git handles this much better.

Any of the top-tier distributed VCS (Bazaar, Git, Mercurial) handle
branching and merging very well. They have to, because branching and
merging is much more frequent and casual in a distributed VCS.

A lone developer using such a VCS reaps the benefits of this by getting
good merging support.

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