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Re: Prefer Mercurial instead of git

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: Prefer Mercurial instead of git
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:46:54 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> Not entirely a red herring, because the Emacs front-ends only support
> a small fraction of the available commands.  A cursory look into
> vc-git.el indicates that it uses about 10% to 20% of the git
> commands.

My goal in designing VC way back when was to capture the common
features of common workflows across multiple VCSes - where originally
in 1992 "multiple" meant SCCS and RCS.  I was very focused on having a
single command do the next logical thing in the checkout-edit-checkin
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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