Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 52913
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2009/4/27-5/4 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:52913 Activity:nil
4/27    Git, Darcs, or Mecurial?
        \_ If you do not need and will not want anyone on Windows, Git is OK.
           I'm partial to Mercurial, since it's simple, and doesn't pollute
           my directories with .svn, it just has a top-level .hg directory.
           I hear darcs is good if you want to allow multiple people editing
           the same file, since you can merge different changes within a file.
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