[PATCH 09 of 10] rebase: use other branch head as default destination instead of branch head (bc)

Pierre-Yves David pierre-yves.david at ens-lyon.org
Fri Jan 17 17:37:04 CST 2014

On 01/13/2014 06:03 AM, Mads Kiilerich wrote:
> Thanks for the comments. I will take a closer look. One quick comment:
> On 01/13/2014 09:20 AM, Pierre-Yves David wrote:
>>> Other confusion came from how closed branch heads often didn't count 
>>> as other
>>> branch head.
>> I feel that reasonable. Excluding closed branch from common operation 
>> sound the
>> way to go. I think hgview is even filtering them out by default.
> I would argue for moving in the opposite direction.

`hg merge` refuses to takes closed heads as implicit target. I strongly 
argue for rebase to go in the same direction than merge.

On a general basis we should make closed heads more powerful, not less 

> The main or initial motivation for this series was this:
>   $ hg pull --rebase    # gets a changeset closing the current branch
>   nothing to rebase    # ignoring the closed branch head
>   $ hg push
>   abort: push creates new remote head ...
>   $ hg rebase
>   nothing to rebase
> But just getting more helpful error messages would we a step forward.

+1 for improving error message in that case (note that merge is probably 
affected too)


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