Mercurial: an alternative to git
Posted Sep 15, 2005 19:29 UTC (Thu) by rickmoen
In reply to: Mercurial: an alternative to git
Parent article: Mercurial: an alternative to git
IMVAO, git's pack format and repack command are more than a bit kludgey and inelegant. Why should SCM users have to fiddle with such things? Mecurial sidesteps that mess entirely, by being built on deltas in the first place.
Also, because Mercurial runs anywhere Python does, it has an inherent portability advantage over git/Cogito (Bourne shell and other Unixisms). That design limitation of git/Cogito doesn't bother me, but does limit deployment for others.
Mercurial's progress in a very short time has been impressive: I'm keeping an eye on that and Bazaar 2/bzr (ne Bazaar-NG) as the best hopes. Others will very defensibly favour darcs, Codeville, Monotone, ArX.
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