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Re: Apologia for bzr

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: Apologia for bzr
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:54:47 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>:
> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
> > Using Git won't magically give us any new blood.  But using Bzr is
> > a hindrance.  A few years ago, users seemed happy to use Hg for one
> > project, Git for another, DaRCS for yet a third, etc....
> >
> > Nowadays most users complain when they have to learn another tool.
> It could mean the users are getting more spoiled, or it could indicate
> increasing mainstream acceptance of Emacs, when it attracts more users
> who don't really like to learn new tools.

It could mean any of those things. 

What I think it means is that git has achieved ubiquity and become
part of most peoples' notion of a baseline toolkit, in the same way
that C compilers did after about 1985.

I don't think it has much of anything to do with the acceptance level of Emacs.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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