MQ usability

TK Soh teekaysoh at
Sat Aug 15 19:49:46 CDT 2009

On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Stuart W. Marks<smarks at> wrote:
> TK Soh wrote:
>> Isn't '[defaults]' section deprecated in recent release of mercurial?
> It's still documented in crew in doc/hgrc.5.txt . This mechanism is for

Is it? Hmm... I was actually been told by dependable source that the
defaults section has been deprecated, so I never verified myself.

> providing default arguments to various commands. (IMHO this is quite
> problematic as it can cause shell scripts to behave differently or break
> when run by different users.)
> Are you thinking of this?
> changeset:   8900:589a3d022079
> user:        Martin Geisler <mg at>
> date:        Tue Jun 23 15:51:27 2009 +0200
> summary:     hgrc.5: remove reference to DEFAULT section
> This change refers to, variable expansion in hgrc files, and default values
> for these. This has indeed been removed in 1.3. See
> s'marks

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