This is antidote for the Linus Torvalds on Git post. Here, Brian talks about Mercurial which is the same age and has a similar but different approach to Git.
Brian has a different style to Linus but stick with it – it’s decent content.
Some key points:
- It’s fast, and performance is key in development so you don’t get distracted while waiting for the tool SQUIRREL!
- The distributed architecture helps performance by reducing load on any central servers.
- Python can, if you’re clever, be as fast as C (disclaimer: no immediate proof!) :)
- “Collaborating with yourself as your clue develops over time”