[PATCH v2] rollback: add a config knob for entirely disabling the command

Gregory Szorc gregory.szorc at gmail.com
Wed May 4 11:04:40 EDT 2016

On May 4, 2016, at 06:56, Kevin Bullock <kbullock+mercurial at ringworld.org> wrote:

>> On May 4, 2016, at 01:02, Gregory Szorc <gregory.szorc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 'hg rollback' is already marked as deprecated. Can we rename it (debugrollback?), remove it entirely, require a config option to enable it, or move it to an extension?
> Remember that "deprecated" in Mercurial doesn't mean "slated for removal", it means "not recommended or supported but will continue to work as it did". I think having a knob to disable it is the best we can do.

I know. It's just that this command is a massive footgun that when fired can lead to permanent data loss. That violates a core principle of VCS tools: don't lose my data. I feel that's a bigger concern than BC.

> Patch LGTM.
> pacem in terris / мир / शान्ति / ‎‫سَلاَم‬ / 平和
> Kevin R. Bullock

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