Re: [dev] Why use Mercurial?

From: Christoph Schied <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 13:10:16 +0100


On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 09:32:23AM +0100, markus schnalke wrote:
> Speed should be the least important argument, especially if it affect
> only a specific system.

Speed does matter, and it affects all systems, but i think the suckless
codebases are small enough that there shouldn't be an apparent

> I see no point why git should be more Unix-like than mercurial. In
> fact, git includes much more unrelated features and bloat than
> mercurial does.

git's architecture is is nicely layered so that one can use very
lowlevel stuff but one also can combine it to more comfortable tools
like git does it. The bloat you are talking about is mostly in small
scripts that are layered above git core functionality. And mercurial
does have many "bloat" and plugins in its core distribution as well. And
i think every suckless-alarm-bell should ring when you merely can hear
the word python ;)
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