Mercurial in Ruby

Matt Mackall mpm at
Mon Nov 23 17:11:02 CST 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 20:11 +0100, Martin Geisler wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Armin Ronacher shared this on IRC:
> From the homepage:
>   Amp aims to change the way we approach VCS.
>   Amp is:
>       * Mercurial in Ruby. 100% compatible with hg.

Please note that this is meant to be read as "100% compatible with
Mercurial's repo layout", as it obviously won't work with Mercurial
extensions that haven't been rewritten in Ruby and so on. Hopefully the
authors are paying attention to the mercurial-devel list and will pick
up on any bugs that might affect compatibility/reliability.

> Sounds nice! :-)

I frankly find it baffling. That's an awful lot of work just to be able
to directly interface with Mercurial from Ruby. Life is short, use

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