filemerge: A feature request

Peter Arrenbrecht peter.arrenbrecht at
Fri Feb 8 02:37:05 CST 2008

On Feb 6, 2008 7:43 PM, Brad Schick <schickb at> wrote:
> On 02/06/2008 09:57 AM, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> > Matt Mackall wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Perhaps we should instead replace/fix ConfigParser.
> >>
> >
> > +100 for replacing it.  Just getting rid of its % substitution alone
> > would make that worthwhile.
> >
> Totally agree. I gave up on a patch a while back that let you store http
> auth information in config files simple because there was not a clean to
> represent the info in python config format. It gets messy when you want
> to include a uri with the "protol:" bit. Even worse than the extra
> split, the parser eliminates duplicates after splitting on :
> It would also be nice to add some form of #include in the config system.

This might also help to breathe new life into centralizing per-project
config when you have multiple clones of said project. Currently it
seems we're stuck there. Having #include might be the single required
building block in the core so that extensions could tackle the rest of
the differing needs.



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