git vs mercurial

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Tue Nov 10 13:59:34 GMT 2009

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Hukins <tom at> writes:

Tom> Version control involves more collaboration between people than most
Tom> software problems.  Nonetheless, I like version control tools that
Tom> deal exclusively with the fiddly things humans find time consuming
Tom> like branching and merging, keeping out of the way of interpersonal
Tom> issues.

And that's the nice thing about git... there are so *many* workflow strategies
available, all leveraging on git's extremely powerful branch/merge engine.
You can easily eliminate any "fear of commit" and "fear of branch", because
the merging just works, and when it doesn't, it's all out in the open as to
what's happening.

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