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Re: New sync'd branch

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: New sync'd branch
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 00:55:14 +0200
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Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:
>>> It saves you hours elsewhere.
>> Compared against the other DVCS's? Not on my experience. git's speed
>> advantage is not *that* large.
> It's very, _very_ fast.

Yeah, as if showing a diff or a log in 0.1 seconds instead of 1 second
were a definitive advantage.

Slowness is a reason for rejecting a tool, but being blazingly fast is
not a compelling reason for choosing it.

> It's also far more powerful than most, and
> offers a very flexible and intuitive paradigm (when many other systems
> are still lamely attempting to follow the creaky old models).

I like git's approach wrt branches, yes.

> Anyway, it's pretty clear that many, many, very smart people really like
> git, _despite_ the strong competition.  Why do you think that is?
> [Hint:  your silly claim that it's all because of "linux worship" are
> just clueless flamebait.]

First you say that very smart people is choosing git as an evidence of
its superiority, and then dismiss as flamebait my assertion that
Torvarlds' authorship is one of the main reasons for git's popularity.


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