[RFC] usability of mercurial
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
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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