[Numpy-discussion] DVCS at PyCon

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Sat Mar 28 09:54:36 CDT 2009

FYI from PyCon

Here at PyCon, it has been said that Python will be moving towards DVCS 
and will be using bzr or mecurial, but explicitly *not* git.   It would 
seem that *git* got the "lowest" score in the Developer survey that 
Brett Cannon did. 

The reasons seem to be:

  * git doesn't have good Windows clients
  * git is not written with Python

I think the sample size was pretty small to be making decisions on 
(especially when most opinions where "un-informed").   I don't know if 
it matters that NumPy / SciPy use the same DVCS as Python, but it's a 


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