[PATCH 0 of 3] Add option for operating on queue repository

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Sun Jul 12 18:00:35 CDT 2009

On Sat, 2009-07-11 at 22:46 +0200, Dan Villiom Podlaski Christiansen
> On 11/07/2009, at 22.07, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> > Just to weigh in: I dislike this just because I think it unreasonably
> > complicates the UI. It adds an option to a large number of commands,
> > complicating documentation for each of those commands. I also think
> > only a relatively small part of the mq-using population does actually
> > version their MQ (other than maybe doing qcommit just for the
> > backups). I also agree a separate 'mq' command is probably not the
> > best solution, although at least that variant doesn't complicate hg
> > itself.
> Point taken. *sigh*
> > It's a hard UI issue, and I'm not sure what the best solution here is.
> > The best option I can think of right now is a hg
> > qrepo/qcontrol/qsomething that has --push, --pull, --status and maybe
> > a few other useful actionable options (though that's somewhat ugly
> > because the acceptable option set changes somewhat based on what's in
> > it).
> For some reason, the prefix concept strikes me as, well… somehow wrong  
> or ugly. I'm not sure why, but it just does :/
> One alternative would be to implement it as a hidden option.  
> Currently, options marked as DEPRECATED are hidden by default, and in  
> an earlier patch, I expanded that behaviour to commands. We could  
> treat options marked as ADVANCED — or something — similarly; hide them  
> from either non-verbose or non-debug output.
> To not leave the option un(der)documented, it could be described in  
> the MQ extension documentation, along with a list of commands  
> supporting it. Better?

Here's another alternative:

hg -R mq push/pull/in/out..

where 'mq' is a magic name that gets added to 'hg paths' when mq is
enabled (and is of course equal to .hg/patches). We already have a
precedent for adding magic paths in the zeroconf modules.

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