[PATCH] mq: add basic support for DEP-3 patch fields

Andrew Shadura bugzilla at tut.by
Mon May 6 01:54:39 CDT 2013


On Sun, 05 May 2013 19:56:48 -0500
Matt Mackall <mpm at selenic.com> wrote:

> > mq: add basic support for DEP-3 patch fields

> What is this and why do we care?
> I guess this allows us to read some sort of "standard Debian patch"
> and set some commit metadata from it. I guess that's useful.

Exactly; I have tried to explain that in the long description of a

> Seems like something we'd want on the import command too? Bear in mind
> that MQ is in the middle of being obsoleted by evolve.

Well, evolve is evolve, and mq is mq. In my opinion, while they solve
similar problems, they however do different things. While evolve is
cool and great, sometimes patch-orientedness of mq is what better fits
the task.

And yes, sure, it'd be cool if we had those headers supported on
the import command too.

WBR, Andrew
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