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Re: Prefer Mercurial instead of git

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Prefer Mercurial instead of git
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 19:03:54 +0200

> Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:46:54 -0500
> From: "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden>
> Cc: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> 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
> cycle.

Yes, and that's a good goal.  My point is that it necessarily leaves
the less common commands out of scope, and thus CLI usage is still
needed sometimes.

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