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Facebook uses mercurial internally.



Source? That linked article is from when facebook used subversion.


The definitely do. They migrated their repositories to mercurial a while ago. There are plenty of mentions of this fact on mercurial's development mailing list (mercurial-devel@selenic.com).

Facebook is a big user and backer of mercurial. I attended the last mercurial sprint in Facebook's London office (which was great, BTW). Facebook will also host the next mercurial sprint in New York. They have recently hired Matt Mackall, mercurial's creator. Several other mercurial core developers also work for Facebook and are paid to work on improving mercurial as their main job.

I believe at some point they considered both git and mercurial as their new VCS. They have some huge repositories (hundreds of thousands if not millions of commits) and a huge amount of people accessing those repositories. I think they found some scalability issues with git's performance with repos of that scale (http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/189...). Apparently it was easier for them to improve mercurial's performance, perhaps because mercurial is written in python with some performance sensitive parts written in C. Over the last year they have made a lot of progress and mercurial's performance on huge repositories is now even better than it used to be.


I don't know what they use in production, but Matt (mercurial project leader) currently works for FB: http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/mpm

FB hired quite a few mercurial hacker, they host Mercurial sprints and have a big attendance from FB devs (e.g. London sprint): http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/2.6sprint





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