Please help Python team decide on a VCS

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Wed Dec 10 08:28:08 GMT 2008

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 07:20:28AM +0000 I heard the voice of
Russel Winder, and lo! it spake thus:
> On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 17:57 +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 17:47 -0800, Martin Pool wrote:
> > >   bzr init-repo --1.9 ~/python
> >                        -rich-root
> Or --1.9-rich-root ?

That's what he said; check the alignment   :)

> Is there a difference between --rich-root and --rich-root-pack ?

--rich-root is a knit variant.  --rich-root-pack is a pack variant.

Speaking of, can we deprecate and hide --rich-root?  Please?  It
serves hardly any purpose.  Any version of bzr that can digest it can
digest rich-root-pack; it doesn't allow a shred of greater backward
compatibility.  AFAICS, the only reason for its existence in the first
place is for those weird corner cases where packs were a lot slower
than knits, for projects where it matters.  And its existence,
dangling out there in the breeze, is a constant and repetititive
source of needless user confusion.

Matthew Fuller
<mfuller at>

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