[PATCH 2 of 2] identify: add the --locate flag to display nearest surrounding tags

Mads Kiilerich mads at kiilerich.com
Sat Aug 29 18:59:17 CDT 2009


Gilles Moris wrote, On 08/28/2009 09:38 AM:
> # HG changeset patch
> # User Gilles Moris<gilles.moris at free.fr>
> # Date 1234603377 -3600
> # Node ID 1583cb23bd884b0bcdc473054b1076f7a20f0a43
> # Parent  6fed19d04b0d859931837172ad974edb1e7b6b80
> identify: add the --locate flag to display nearest surrounding tags
>
> The goal is to give an idea of the position of the revision in the history
> topology (where are the nearest tags? on which named branch?).
>    

What are the use-cases for this? Which question does it answer? How does 
the answer look like - and how should it be interpreted?

Which algorithm is used - and what are the thoughts behind it?

/Mads


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