D5410: merge: allow to merge non-conflicting changes outside narrowspec

martinvonz (Martin von Zweigbergk) phabricator at mercurial-scm.org
Mon Feb 4 11:24:26 EST 2019

martinvonz added a comment.

  In https://phab.mercurial-scm.org/D5410#85232, @pulkit wrote:
  > In https://phab.mercurial-scm.org/D5410#80207, @martinvonz wrote:
  > > I'm pretty sure this doesn't actually perform the merge, it just drops the changes outside the narrowspec. On commit, we need to record that outside/ has the new nodeid that we got from the side we merged in. To do that, we need to remember what that nodeid is, from the time of `hg merge` to the time of `hg commit`. That probably means storing the nodeid in the dirstate (like git does), or maybe in the merge state.
  > IIUC, dirstate does not contains files outside narrowspec. Maybe we need to do this in merge state?
  I think neither of them currently contains files outside narrows, so we'd need to extend whichever we decide. It's probably easier to extend the merge state. I'm not sure which I think is cleaner to extend. There's precedent for populating the commit based on the dirstate (index) in git.

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