[darcs-users] *practical* differences between darcs' patch model and git/mercurial's?

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Mon Oct 22 15:44:05 UTC 2007

On 2007-10-21, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 12:46:34AM -0700,
>  Adam Megacz <megacz at cs.berkeley.edu> wrote 
>  a message of 33 lines which said:
>> with git or mercurial, even a "passive" developer who pulls these
>> two patches will need to add an additional content-free patch to
>> merge them.
> I regard this as a huge practical problem and this is the main reason
> why I hate Mercurial.

It's not content-free if you must commit a merge patch, but anyway:

it's a big reason I like Mercurial.  I have a log of who merged
something in, and when, which I don't get in Darcs.

-- John

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