On Friday, June 13, 2014 2:24:15 AM UTC+2, charlesmanning wrote:
> There is an argument whether Git is actually easier to learn than SVN for 
>> people who have never used version control systems before. After all, Git 
>> has more in common with the kind of version control system you would invent 
>> by yourself if there were none available [1].
>> [1] http://tom.preston-werner.com/2009/05/19/the-git-parable.html
> By that argument, git should have emerged as the first version control 
> system. Instead we got rcs!

Not necessarily. I think a lot of people worked with zipped up 
copies/snapshots of their projects before they started using rcs, or 
anything else.

> SVN is surely simpler to learn - there are less concepts: just a client 
> checkout and a repository. No staging and no "real" branching.
> Git though is not that much harder to learn. It has far more flexibility 
> than svn. For that reason it is worth the extra effort.

I blogged some thoughts on this a long while ago: 

So, as an experienced SVN user, I certainly see your side of things. But I 
still do wonder if, for the complete beginner, Git is actually easier to 
get started with.

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