news from the topic experiment

Matt Mackall mpm at
Fri Sep 16 13:12:44 EDT 2016

On Fri, 2016-09-16 at 16:37 +0200, David Demelier wrote:
> Now topics, yet another new way of working. A new question may arise:
> when to use topics, when to use bookmarks, when to use branches?

Topics: whenever you want a git-style lightweight branch (myfeature)
Named branch: whenever you want a long-lived branch (stable)
Bookmarks: not necessary

Topics persist (but are hidden) when published, so if you want to share work-in-
progress feature branches, you'll want a non-publishing repo. But that was
already true.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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