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Re: Prefer Mercurial instead of git

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Prefer Mercurial instead of git
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 01:12:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> IOW, a change in a major development tool is not an easy decision
> precisely _because_ it requires one to learn the new tool, and learn
> it thoroughly.  Otherwise, the switch is a waste of energy.  Saying
> that the complexity is a red herring because one should simply
> disregard the complex and the powerful features makes very little
> sense to me.

Git does an excellent job on the VC subset, so this is less absurd than
it may seem to you.  It's quite good and fast at merging and cranking
out log and annotation files.

> Would you suggest that someone uses Emacs as a fancy Notepad, just
> because the rest is not really needed?  I doubt that.

If Notepad deals badly with R2L text, overlong lines and other stuff I
want to be working with, Emacs will be preferable even for Notepad-level

David Kastrup

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