obliterate functionality?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Mar 18 15:09:47 CDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 11:50:49AM -0500, Matt Mackall wrote:

> If I see the obliterate command in the command list, I will file it in
> the back of my head as "it's relatively easy to recover from leaks".

Anti-lock breaks make people drive more dangerously, but seatbelts
don't. My mercurial users check in the wrong files, and have no idea if
obliterate exists or not.

It sounds like obliterate is basically technically impossible;
changing all the names of the revisions is a non-starter. Pity.

-- greg

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