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Subversion should merge with Mercurial (reverse takeover)

From: Paul Hammant <paul_at_hammant.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:22:54 -0500

I've been nudged by nice people to post this here - honest !!

(scroll down half way).

I'm a user of Subversion from about 0.7 onwards (via Codehaus). I was at
the 1.0 party in Brisbane, CA many tears ago. Like Perforce, Svn is still
out in front *for a couple of features*. One that is fascinating for me is
composite checkout (sparse directories for you, client spec for Perforce).
Google uses the hell out of
but Facebook don't. I compared the two companies a few weeks
Mercurial does not have a sparse-direcories feature that you could use to
simulate a composite checkout. Not does it have, by default, fine grained
permission on directories (incl branches). Thus, if y'all were to consider
a merger of sorts, Mercurial does not yet have a superset of Svn features.

Discuss :)


- Paul.
Received on 2014-02-04 03:23:28 CET

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