hg convert terminology (or how to discuss documentation terminology)

Patrick Mézard pmezard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 08:22:44 CDT 2008

Marcin Kasperski a écrit :
> A few days ago I edited a bit the page
>  http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/ConvertExtension
> trying to make it a bit more readable.
> One of the changes was replacement of the term 'MAPFILE' (in
> synopsis and option desc) with 'REVMAPFILE'. The change was 
> intentional:
> - made in sync with the terminology being used in the *body* of 
>   "hg help convert" (where <revmapfile> is used a few times) and
> - intended to remove the confusion between mapfile and filemap
>   (when I was reading those docs I was for some time confused
>   by those, while they mean totally different things)

Good idea, let's do that in convert docstring directly.
What about "REVMAP" ? we already have "filemap" and splicemap".

Patrick Mézard

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