Re: [dev] Why use Mercurial?

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 22:54:59 +0000

On 2/14/10, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
> 1) We've been using Mercurial since long before the advent of git.

As a purely factual matter, this can't be correct as Matt Mackall
started work on Mercurial after reading Linus Torvalds announce he'd
got the very initial bare-bones of git working. (It all began as a
difference of opinion about whether whole-file checkpointing (git) or
tracking patches (mercurial) was the better fundamental approach.) To
all practical purposes they are the same age.

You might have meant "since long before git became user-friendly
enough", but that's a slighty different statement.

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