zeenix decided to quote me in a recent blog post. My remark was meant to be a light hearted jibe at our obsession with going over and over the same points but never getting anywhere. I failed, but it looks even worse out of context. So lets try this again.
We have ALL heard how Bazaar is so slow you might actually die of old age before you finish checking out your module, and that Git is so hard and voodoo ridden that you will erase your project from history and cause the universe to collapse if you use the wrong incantation.
Both of these arguments are nothing new. They are both very tired, and of questionable correctness in recent versions of both tools. Thats why I didn’t want to hear about them *again*. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t valid concerns, just that covering them again didn’t seem constructive.
As it happens, zeenix posted about how Git is fast. Now some interesting debate is happening over in the comments of that entry, so maybe my poor sense of humour did some good. Note that I never bothered to try and say Bazaar wasn’t slower because i thought it a waste of time and a good way to get flamed, but the people are now saying “hey, Bazaar is actually doing OK”. Yay.
In closing: people, please don’t get upset, i’d never waste my vodka over something like DVCS-wars! Now if this was vim vs emacs…