Moving to Hg without any analysis at all

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Mon Feb 7 23:24:21 EST 2011

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 6:05 AM, Evan Schoenberg, M.D.
<evan.s at> wrote:
> On Feb 7, 2011, at 9:57 PM, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> What you are basically saying is: monotone the tool we know, and we
>> are comfortable with
> This is a perfectly good reason, by itself, when combined with "and monotone can do the job we want it to do."  Time is our most precious asset.

Ah, some honesty. That's all I'm saying; if you don't want to do a
careful analysis, fine, just say so. If mercurial turns out not to be
the best choice, don't claim you did a careful analysis, because there
isn't any.

And yeah, that's a perfectly good reason... for a weekend project. I
still maintain that the last analysis (that resulted in monotone
chosen as the tool) was not done correctly (the main argument was the
big space, and nobody bothered to ask how to reduce it; git-repack),
and back at that time people said that before choosing another tool, a
careful analysis would need to be done, so that the right tool is
picked. I guess talk is cheap.


Felipe Contreras

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