[Numpy-discussion] DVCS at PyCon

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Fri Apr 10 12:29:29 CDT 2009

> * I use Python for a bunch of other stuff Matlab is not suitable for --
> This is my argument about usability and tool support. A few years back,
> CVS was a standard, now SVN is. I like that I can use the same tool to
> contribute to a whole bunch of OS projects, and I use it to manage all
> my projects as work. It seems many in the OS world are moving to a DVCS
> -- but there are three major ones in play: git, Hg and bzr -- I don't
> know enough about any of them to say what I prefer, but I really don't
> want to have to learn all three! And if I do, it would be nice if there
> were semi-similar interfaces for them all: tortoise, for instance.

Unfortunately, one has to learn all 3 (I need to use bzr for ipython,
hg for Sage, maybe soon some other projects and git for everything
else). But it's not difficult.  I think it's like learning bash and
then couple commands from tcsh and zsh just to be able to survive.


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