Doug Stewart on 7 Apr 2012 05:46:17 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] revision control systems: your faves?

On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 3:09 AM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
> Oh yeah, everyone loves github, but Bzr has Launchpad, Hg has something, and
> lets you use any of them.

I use Bitbucket ( for ALL my Hg code hosting. I
find Hg to be all-around easier and more "ergonomic" than git; git is
a German automobile -- efficient, tightly-designed but with few
amenities for the user (i.e., NO affordances for options short-cuts or
best guesses when you mis-type, "Vat? Doesn't EVERYONE vant straight
edges on everysing? You vill conform YOURSELF to ze tool!") while Hg
is a high-end hand-built British luxury car (fits you like a glove,
prone to occasional break-downs and maybe slightly less technically
savvy than the Germans).

However, few folks seem to know about Bitbucket and the community is
necessarily smaller because of such, so I tend to use Hg-Git
( to sync my Hg repos with Github. Plus,
there's no Gists-like functionality on Bb (at least not yet --

That's my $.02.

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