hg commit doesn't catch changes made during editing of commit messages

Rob Browning rlb at defaultvalue.org
Fri Sep 23 01:33:44 CDT 2005

Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at serpentine.com> writes:

> The trouble is, that's an obnoxious behaviour, too.  What happens if
> you've just typed in a detailed commit message into your editor and the
> commit gets rolled back?  Poof!  No more commit message.
> I'm not trying to defend the status quo, but I don't want to move the
> badness around, either :-)

Hmm, good point.  Perhaps mercurial could just leave the commit
message and tell the user where it is:

  $ hg commit ...
  Error: detected modifications during the commit (commit aborted).
  The pending commit message has been left in /tmp/a4ddfOP.

> This is now fixed: http://hg.serpentine.com/mercurial/bos
>> It would also be nice if there were some way to abort a commit (for
>> example, if you realize you've made some kind of mistake while editing
>> the commit message).
> There is; just exit from the editor without modifying the commit text.

Ahh, OK.  Thanks.
Rob Browning
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