[PATCH 2 of 4] schemas: add wireproto implementations of schema passing

Martin Geisler martin at geisler.net
Fri Aug 9 17:56:12 CDT 2013

Durham Goode <durham at fb.com> writes:

> On 8/9/13 4:40 AM, "Martin Geisler" <martin at geisler.net> wrote:
>>Augie Fackler <raf at durin42.com> writes:
>>> On Tue, Aug 06, 2013 at 05:28:27PM -0700, Durham Goode wrote:
>>>> # HG changeset patch
>>>> # User Durham Goode <durham at fb.com>
>>>> # Date 1375827497 25200
>>>> #      Tue Aug 06 15:18:17 2013 -0700
>>>> # Node ID ef29e2e8de0198d5041f60e9cbfc7b5a29fea93d
>>>> # Parent  f6fca02b697a67bec6e6ca2c9a48d7c7d7f1d077
>>>> schemas: add wireproto implementations of schema passing
>>> Why this instead of some pushkey love? This feels like a very good fit
>>> for pushkey and a 3rd-party extension as a way to test the idea.
>>Pushkey is the approach taken by the projrc extension and it shows that
>>it's possible to write this as an extension.
>>Like Angel, I would like to see some core mechanism for distributing
>>config settings. It need not be the way projrc does it -- since it was
>>written as an extension, it (ab)uses the pushkey concept and it also
>>hooks into some low-level stuff to inject the settings.
>>Having better support for that in core would simplify the projrc
>>extension and perhaps make it possible to write a small extension for
>>distributing what you call "schemas" in case the full (and somewhat
>>scary) projrc functionality isn't needed.
> Just brainstorming, but what if we had a projrc-like extension where the
> settings were kept in a hgrc style file (.hg/remoterc or whatever) but not
> included in the normal config lookup.  So any time mercurial or an
> extension wanted to look something up from it they would have to
> explicitly run something like ui.configRemote(Š).  So it's a bit more
> generic than schemas, but hooks/aliases/etc couldn't be slipped in (unless
> you enabled a malicious extension).

That sounds nice and it would reduce the job of projrc to load some
(whitelisted) settings using ui.configremote.

Martin Geisler
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