[RFC] usability of mercurial

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Tue Aug 30 14:24:04 CDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 14:07 -0500, Jordan Breeding wrote:

>  - Will there eventually be flags to support mercurial actually doing
> the copy/unlink operations in the workingdir when doing `hg copy`
> and/or `hg remove`?


>  - Will there ever be support for `hg rename` 


>  - Based on the above taking place at some point I think that it would
> be nive if `hg log -v` could list "Added Files:", "Removed Files:",
> "Renamed Files:", and "Modified Files:" whenever each type of
> operation is present in that changeset.

That information is not recorded, so it's somewhat expensive to figure
out, particularly for deleted files (they just disappear from the

>  - It would also be nice in my opinion if mercurial had support for
> directories.

That's not going to happen.  The only case it is required for is empty
directories, which are not very interesting.  For other cases, it's far
more trouble than it is worth.


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