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Mercurial makes it pretty darn hard to delete history by mistake. In Git, if you mistakenly commit to HEAD and switch to a different branch, your commit is toast. Yes, you can dig through the reflog but most users don't even know of its existence and will wish they didn't once they find out. See More
Fossil is secure: by design, it never forgets anything. This pilosophy makes it very difficult to mess up a repository, or lose data, by making a false maneuver. At the same time, Fossil does recognize that people do sometimes make mistakes. For example, it is possible to amend a commit message (much) later on. It is also possible to change a revision’s branch after the fact. See More
Svn is hard to use on multi-topics workflows. Branches exist but are often not used because of the fear of the merge hell. Also, conflicts are a big deal and happen on the server; it feels like you only have one try and no way to abort/retry your conflict. See More
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