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What is Git?

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

What is Mercurial?

Mercurial is dedicated to speed and efficiency with a sane user interface. It is written in Python. Mercurial's implementation and data structures are designed to be fast. You can generate diffs between revisions, or jump back in time within seconds.

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    What are some alternatives to Git and Mercurial?

    • SVN (Subversion) - Enterprise-class centralized version control for the masses
    • Plastic SCM - A distributed version control with strong merging, great GUIs and support for huge files
    • Git Reflow - Reflow automatically creates pull requests, ensures the code review is approved, and squash merges finished branches to master
    • Gitless - An experimental version control system built on top of Git

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