Why you don't want to allow disabling "branches are global and permanent, did you want a bookmark"?

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Wed Aug 8 11:44:43 CDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-08-08 at 11:49 +0400, vitalif at yourcmc.ru wrote:
> Hello!
> As I've already mentioned (several times :-D) in Bug 3321 
> (http://bz.selenic.com/show_bug.cgi?id=3321),

Indeed you have, and you got a number of definitive responses there. Why
should I even read this thread when it seems its point is simply to try
to gather popular support for a solution that I've already rejected? If
I were the type of project leader who accepted solutions I didn't like
just because they were popular.. we'd all be using Git.

If you want to make forward progress, suggest a solution that hasn't
been definitively rejected. For instance, I don't know.. how about
automatically suppressing the message in repos that already have 10
branches? That's probably sufficiently n00b-proof, while getting out of
the way of heavy branch users.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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