talexb writes "I'm curious about Mercurial, a replacement for my current version control system, Subversion, and wonder what other SlashDot readers think about those two and about Git, the version control used for the Linux kernel. I've read
and what I get from all that is,
Git: very complex, very fast, but slows down without manual repacking;
Subversion: simple, fast, doesn't branch well, efficient;
Mercurial: not so simple, very fast, branches well, very efficient.
Which one of these do you use, and why? What do you like and dislike about it?"
Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without
giant listings; we would find it hard to use them.
-- D.M. Ritchie