Version Control Systems

Rank

Git vs Mercurial

  1. Many project hosting services support this system.

    83% 17%
    Git 166 out of 199 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  2. There are good hosting services for this system.

    75% 25%
    Git 151 out of 201 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  3. There is a good community around this system.

    69% 31%
    Git 149 out of 215 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  4. This system has good integration with other tools.

    65% 35%
    Git 132 out of 203 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  5. This system is good at branching.

    63% 37%
    Git 134 out of 210 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  6. This system is good for large teams.

    60% 40%
    Git 124 out of 206 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  7. This system is good at merging.

    58% 42%
    Git 126 out of 216 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  8. This system has good tools for importing from other VCSs.

    56% 44%
    Git 107 out of 191 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  9. This system is robust against data loss.

    55% 45%
    Git 102 out of 183 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  10. This system is good for dispersed teams.

    53% 47%
    Git 109 out of 202 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  11. I am familiar with this system.

    51% 49%
    Git 178 out of 344 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  12. This system is good for working offline.

    51% 49%
    Git 112 out of 219 picked Git over Mercurial Mercurial
  13. This system is good for binary files.

    47% 53%
    Git 92 out of 176 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  14. This system has good GUI tools.

    42% 58%
    Git 107 out of 185 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  15. This system is likely to be a passing fad.

    40% 60%
    Git 107 out of 179 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  16. This system is good for small teams.

    38% 62%
    Git 131 out of 214 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  17. This system is pluggable.

    36% 64%
    Git 115 out of 181 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  18. This system is easy to administrate.

    29% 71%
    Git 142 out of 202 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  19. This system has a model which is easy to understand.

    27% 73%
    Git 156 out of 215 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  20. This system is easy to use.

    22% 78%
    Git 168 out of 216 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial
  21. This system is easy to learn.

    17% 83%
    Git 174 out of 210 picked Mercurial over Git Mercurial

What's going on here?

The absolute rankings are interesting for large scale comparisons but when you want to know about two specific languages it's much more informative to look at how the two fare when they go directly head to head.

Here are all the statements which we've got enough comparisons between Git and Mercurial to be meaningful and which of the two our users picked.

The order in which we're presenting them is a little arbitrary (sorry), but we've tried to put the things which they're both good at first so as to give you the most interesting picture of it.