Linus has guts
Posted Apr 14, 2005 18:44 UTC (Thu) by dlang
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In reply to: Linus has guts
Parent article: The guts of git
the other projects have had three years to develop a better SCM solution.
as Linux pointed out in the announcement that he was going to look at other options for SCM they aren't useable yet for something the size of the kernel yet.
we'll see if git ends up beng a dead-end system or the base for a better system in the future, but it has a very different focus then the other SCM options.
every one of the other options is starting with what the UI is, what commands the scm will implement. git is starting from the other direction and building the low-level pices (and building them to be fast) and then layering the UI on top of that.
this seems like a much better approach to take, and the other SCM systems can take advantage of these primitives as well (assuming they are willing to live with a linux-only limitation or the slowdown from other systems that don't have some of the underlying infrastructure that git is counting on in the OS for it's speed)
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