clone ups default branch --- bug or feature?

Matt Mackall mpm at
Mon Mar 31 10:31:18 CDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 05:33 -0400, Dmitriy Morozov wrote:
> "hg clone" implicitly executes "up default" instead of "up tip". Is
> this the intended behavior? In my work flow it causes periodic
> annoyances (I usually expect a fresh clone to be at tip only to
> discover that it's at default branch, and I forgot to do "hg up tip"),
> so I was wondering if this was overlooked, or if there is a setting
> where this is the preferred behavior.

It is intended: it's the -default- branch. Think of it as MAIN or TRUNK
or whatever. If you've named your main branch something other than
default, well...

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