Git is a great cross platform version control system. ¬†However, for windows users it’s got a really steep learning curve, especially when resolving merge conflicts. Working with some people that are just starting to use git, I see a lot of files getting checked back in with the merge markers like “<<<<<<< HEAD” still in the files.

In most compiled languages, leaving that stuff in the source, kind of breaks things. So there should be a way to let my more graphically oriented peers deal with the merges and inevitable conflicts more gracefully. P4merge seemed like it was the most highly thought of  graphical merge tools among the team, so setting that up for merges and diffs would probably be easiest.

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