[PATCH 2 of 8] children: update help with replacement
mharbison72 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 21:23:32 CST 2016
On Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:11:57 -0500, Siddharth Agarwal
<sid at less-broken.com> wrote:
> On 1/11/16 16:52, Matt Harbison wrote:
>> We should probably use double quotes (even though I understand the
>> point in the next patch that it can look weird), because cmd.exe
>> doesn't understand single quotes:
>> C:\Users\Matt\Projects\hg>hg log -r 'children()'
>> abort: unknown revision 'children()'!
> Yeah. What about doing it the other way round? Ban
> "hg log "foo bar""
> "hg log 'foo bar'"
> but allow
> 'hg log "foo bar"'
> Not perfect, but it'll work I guess.
It seems from the 3 of 8 patch that something is translating '`' -> '"',
so there might be more than banning one form involved? But the help
generation is still magic to me.
I think single quotes on the outside is reasonable, barring some technical
>> It works fine in MSYS, but I suspect that most Windows users that copy
>> help examples will be using cmd.exe, and not understand quote vs double
>> This applies to the next two patches as well. It hasn't stood out to
>> me before, so I'm not sure how much has been converted (or added)
>> already with your previous work on help stuff.
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