Re: [dev] Is Mercurial (hg) suckless?

From: pancake <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 22:43:19 +0200

What's wrong with the weed? :)

My drugs made me write a version control system few years ago named
'pvc' you can have a look in as usual.

The design is really simple and effective, but it stores full file
with no patchsets. So it's a big big the repo..

I wrote it in perl and the code is pretty smart. It works as a cgi,
standalone http server and cmdline tool. Sync is done via rsync.

If somebody plays with it let me know. The design can be easily
implemented in C. But the storage needs a rethink.

On Jun 10, 2010, at 7:26 PM, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:

> On 10 June 2010 18:04, Moritz Wilhelmy <> wrote:
>>> Tom Lord did a fairly good job diagnosing some of the psychological
>>> aspects that drove the svn insanity:
>> By the way, is anyone here using tla? I used to, but being involved
>> in some
>> projects using git and hg (and svn for university, blergh, they
>> always use
>> deprecated technology for the sake of being deprecated) and never
>> found anyone
>> using arch in real development situations, which made me pretty
>> much switch to
>> git/hg since that's what many people already know and arch is
>> rather hard to
>> use compared to them.
> tla? You must be joking, latest release dates 2006, it's code is
> 150kSLOC (nearly 8 times Mercurial) -- most likely caused by the GNU
> factor (==smoking too much weed) and the interface is completely
> retarded (and always has been).
> -Anselm
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