[Ffmpeg-devel] SVN dump

Rich Felker dalias
Wed Apr 18 15:55:01 CEST 2007

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 05:40:57AM -0400, Dave Dodge wrote:
> > I'm opposed to Mercurial unless you're willing to write a portable
> > implementation in C or Bourne shell + POSIX utils. I don't have Python
> > and it's not terribly portable... Last time I tried to build it I
> > remember it being hell...
> As mentioned elsewhere, Mozilla recently chose Mercurial over GIT, and
> I think portability (at least to the development platforms they care
> about) was the major factor in that decision.

Mozilla is a Windows project. In any case my comments stand; a program
written in Python is inherently nonportable as long as the interpreter
is. And writing your program in a RAD tool/prototyping/script language
does not speak well for its quality.

If you'd like I'm sure the Python folks would welcome you contributing
portable build scripts for Python, and that would be an acceptable
alternative to me in place of reimplemented Mercurial in C.


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