And for those that miss their C roots, you can pretend your git hashes are pointers: 5eec2b04a70f704a7cdc1b77db59bb90ec03dd68 :-)
With the Eclipse Foundation also interested in supporting git as its main VCS, the Eclipse Project decided to move to git at the beginning of the Juno Release cycle. I've been involved with the Platform UI component migration.
I'll write a second post soon with more details about the problems we encountered and some of the steps we took, but after a grueling 2 weeks the conversion of this component is done. Woo Woo!