sussman on git #1 - Fortune

sussman on git #1

Computer Scientists love git, not just because it comes first alphabetically, but because it's stupid. Everyone else loves git because it's GIT!

"Git is the stupid content tracker."

And git doesn't waste space on my Newton MessagePad. Just look:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root 24 Oct 29 2009 /bin/git
-rwxr-xr-t 4 root 1310720 Jan 1 2005 /usr/bin/hg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root 5.89824e37 Oct 22 2001 /usr/local/subversion/bin/svn

Of course, on the system *I* administrate, hg is symlinked to git. svn has been replaced by a shell script which 1) Generates a syslog message at level LOG_EMERG; 2) reduces the user's disk quota by 10GB; and 3) RUNS GIT!!!!!!

"Git is the stupid content tracker."

Author Ben Collins-Sussman
Work Git, man! man git