[Numpy-discussion] DVCS at PyCon

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Thu Apr 9 08:09:33 CDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 6:00 AM, Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 11:04 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 3:34 AM, Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz> wrote:
>>> Yes.
>> Do you have any windows developers (I am sorry, I am not familiar at
>> all with sympy)?
> Not much.
>> My main concern with git are:
>>  - you may need the command line
> Oh, definitely. What else? :)

I never commit to svn from the command line, only with a gui that lets
me easily browse any changes that I am about to commit. I use the
command line for checkouts and updates.

or else plugins to editors, eg. eclipse

For those of us, that don't use git all the time, the amount that we
have to learn and keep in mind, seems pretty high. With a gui, I can
check the menus to see what the names of the necessary commands are
and I don't have to memorize them or type help all the time to remind


>>  - the index can be confusing (you can avoid learning it at first, but
>> still some errors won't make sense before you get it).
> Yes, but in fact the staging area (if this is what you mean) is in
> every VCS, only it's hidden, except git, where it is made explicit.
>>  - git is not discoverable (you need to read some documentation)
> Yes, but "git help command" is very detailed most of the time.
>> I tend to think those problems are not that big, and the concern
>> raised on python ML way overblown - but I learned the tool, and I
>> don't think anyone wants to alienate any numpy/scipy developer.
> Which tool did you learn? Git?
> Ondrej
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