[SciPy-dev] Python goes Mercurial (was Re: How to handle code contribution with GSoC students?)

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft....
Fri May 1 06:10:55 CDT 2009


On Fri, May 01, 2009, David Cournapeau wrote:
>
> Using something like git, bzr or hg is easier for the mentor, but this
> assumes the student knows how to use them. I am not sure I want to
> bother students with new tools if they don't know them - getting
> familiar with the scipy code, how to build, run and test it is already
> enough as a barrier of entry.

AFAICT from skimming Subject: lines in the archives, it hasn't yet been
mentioned that the Python project itself is switching to Mercurial:

http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0374/

(This isn't particularly relevant to GSoC, but it's something to keep an
eye on if you want to maintain tool compatibility with core Python.)
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