Blog post on git vs. bzr movement history

Robert Collins robertc at
Wed Jul 25 01:37:34 BST 2007

On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 18:30 -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:
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> James Westby wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I tend to agree with him, and I was going to write something similar,
> > but he beat me to it.
> I'm not sure I agree with his thesis.  I'd rate them as about equally
> important.  I'm certainly starting to get annoyed by this "Bazaar is
> only for distributions" meme that people are spreading around.

Agreed wholeheartedly.

> Git's decision to forgo file tracking is an architectural decision.
> Bazaar's lack of function tracking is an implementation issue.  We could
> do it like git.  Or we could aim higher.  git's annotation across code
> moves doesn't work if you also rename files:

ha! I had speculated that this would be a weakness :). During the last
git mega-thread here I noted that 'git uses heuristics, bzr uses
explicit data *and* heuristics' : There is no good reason to
discard /facts/ and try to guess them later.

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