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Re: preferring mercurial

From: Nathan Trapuzzano
Subject: Re: preferring mercurial
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:48:41 -0500
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François Orieux <address@hidden> writes:

> But by taking into account all the pro and cons of both tools, we must
> admit that the sole thing that really remains is that git is popular:
> git is chosen because "everybody" chose this tool. Why not afterall.

I still don't think that's right.  Git and Mercurial have significantly
different data models.  Git's model is much simpler and allows complex
actions to be defined in terms of a small number of very basic unifying
concepts, whereas the same actions in Mercurial often require
non-standard extensions.  As I believe someone in this thread already
put it: "Git got branches right, Mercurial (and Bazaar, etc.) didn't".
This essay describes the difference well:


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