Alternative name for histedit

Kevin Bullock kbullock+mercurial at
Wed Oct 17 13:37:29 CDT 2012

On Oct 17, 2012, at 1:36 PM, Pierre-Yves David wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 01:33:09PM -0500, Kevin Bullock wrote:
>> On Oct 17, 2012, at 1:26 PM, Pierre-Yves David wrote:
>>> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 01:11:01PM -0500, dukeofgaming wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I've started looking into the histedit extension and I think it is awesome,
>>>> but I feel the command name is a little awkward in comparison to all other
>>>> commands, which are a simple and to-the-point word of what is being done.
>>>> I think "rewrite" could be a good fit (e.g. hg rewrite --outgoing)
>>>> I know that I can just make an alias, but I felt like sharing this.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> David
>>> changing the name would allow to changes the semantic of some arguments
>> ...but since we'd have to maintain the existing command name and semantics forever alongside the new, this sounds like a losing proposition.
> We can maintain the old command with old semantic. And add new and better
> semantic in renamed command.

My point is that willingly taking on a maintenance burden like that is madness.

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