news from the topic experiment

Augie Fackler raf at
Thu Sep 22 20:26:00 EDT 2016

> On Sep 22, 2016, at 8:18 PM, Pierre-Yves David <pierre-yves.david at> wrote:
>>> I assume this is along the spirit of your 'hg undo' for evolve (that
>>> preserves the hash)?
>> No. We are thinking about using topic to replace bookmark as the recommended
>> workflow at fb. People can get confused if local bookmarks point to public
>> changesets.
> I would be happy to discuss that ;-)

As would I. I’ve fielded several user complaints lately that boil down to wanting an ephemeral, user-selected name for each draft commit (a la what we had with mq patch names). I suspect topics might be able to fill that niche as well.
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