git and bzr

Martin Pool mbp at
Thu May 5 10:47:27 BST 2005

On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 11:32 +0200, David Allouche wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 22:13 -0400, Sean Russell wrote:
> > Finally, any theories on why we've had such an explosion of SCMs in the past 
> > year or two?  For a decade, it was RCS, CVS, and some commercial stuff.  Now, 
> > suddenly, we have a half dozen decent distributed SCMs, implemented in as 
> > many languages, and a couple good centralized SCMs.
> My private pet theory, supported by anecdotal evidence, is that Larry
> McVoy's attitude has massively stimulated development of decentralised
> version control systems, because people wanted him out of job.

Well, it has often been proven that the best way to make programmers do
something is to say "I bet you can't do X", which is just what Larry's
been doing for years.


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