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Re: Subversion, decentralized version control, and the future.

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-06-30 18:31:20 CEST

Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> On 29/06/2007 6.15, Troy Curtis Jr wrote:
>>> > So we're going to need a working copy rewrite. We knew that; in fact
>>> And this time (if you allow me my humble two cent) get it right and
>>> cut the
>>> development time down to 1/10th by using a more evolved language than C.
>>> Python comes to mind, but anything would do.
>> Yeah but he stated we needed to be faster! C->python certainly
>> wouldn't facilitate that! :)
> Speed has nothing to do with the language here, it's all about design
> and algorithms. Mercurial is many times faster than Subversion in common
> operations while being written in Python.

I would guess that's because the Subversion working copy is loggy. I
don't know about the Mercurial working copy, but does it provide the
same features as the Subversion working copy?


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
Subversion training, consulting and support
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