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Mercurial mostly written in Perl?

Mercurial mostly written in Perl?

Posted Sep 22, 2012 13:02 UTC (Sat) by robinst (subscriber, #61173)
In reply to: Bazaar code metrics by jermar
Parent article: Bazaar on the slow track

It's pretty funny that the Ohloh comparison shows Mercurial to be "Mostly written in Perl"! The same is also shown on the language details for Mercurial.

Turns out that Mercurial uses something similar to shell scripts with a .t extension for test cases, which the language detector categorizes as Perl. Luckily Ohcount, the library which does the counting, is on GitHub, so I submitted a pull request to change that.


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