MQ usability

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at ochtman.nl
Mon Aug 17 01:45:58 CDT 2009


On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 22:16, Brendan Cully<brendan at kublai.com> wrote:
> That'll empty out the patch entirely. You'd have to do something like
> qnew -f tmp; qpop; qrefresh -e; qpush; qref -X *; qdel tmp

It'll work after I've changed the qref behavior to match what we've
discussed in this thread (and added qsplit to deal with the lost
functionality).

> I agree with other comments in this thread that it would be nice to
> have commands for manipulating the series rather than just the applied
> patches. qreorder, qexport, etc would be nice, and maybe a qheader
> -e for this particular task?

I agree that qreorder would probably be a good idea, but I'm not sure
there's a strong enough use case for the other commands you propose. I
feel that MQ needs fewer commands, not more.

Cheers,

Dirkjan


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