[PATCH RFC stable] help: refer to user configuration file as hg configuration file

Martin Geisler mg at lazybytes.net
Wed Sep 1 14:12:38 CDT 2010

timeless <timeless at gmail.com> writes:

> Sorry, I was away for a longish weekend (and am shortly going to be
> away for much longer).
> My original comment from my mail backlog on this subject was (unsent
> since I wanted to see what happened before sending it):
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Martin Geisler <mg at lazybytes.net> wrote:
>>  "please specify your commit editor/username in your configuration file"
> in your _hg_ configuration file.

I'm not fond of this, sorry...

> The reason to use "hg configuration file" instead of "configuration
> file" is this pair of lines from contrib/pylintrc:
> # Specify a configuration file.
> #rcfile=

That file is not really relevant here -- it is not a file the users will
look into.

> Not all "configuration file"s in the codebase are hg configuration
> files. And similarly, googling for "configuration file" is not going
> to do anyone any good:
> http://www.google.com/search?q=%22configuration+file%22

Right, but I'm pretty sure people know that it is the *Mercurial*
configuration file we are talking about. The important part is really
that they will find 'hg help config' by themselves.

Martin Geisler

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