Linus is right when he talks about the performance of SCMs…. and that BitKeeper was about the first one to be worth using at all (really).
But as an interesting speed comparison… I’ve managed to pull the latest git (with git) and build it in less time than BitKeeper has taken to pull the latest NDB tree…. hrrm..
One of the reasons I’m so enjoying quilt for every day hacking is that it is blindingly fast.