Question about Source Control

Dave Angel davea at
Tue Mar 18 21:51:41 CET 2014

 Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at> Wrote in
> On Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:08:17 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 6:55 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at>
>> wrote:
>>> I don't think that *version* control is the right model to describe
>>> what hg and git do, although it may be appropriate for subversion. hg
>>> doesn't manage *versions*, it manages changes to source code
>>> ("changesets").
>> Meh... Is there any real difference? 
> If you believe Joel Spolsky, there is:
> Scroll down about half way, to the section titled "One more big 
> conceptual difference".
> Recording *snapshots* versus recording *diffs* makes a considerable 
> difference when it comes to dealing with merge conflicts.

So which does git do, according to this model? 


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