Numerical branch name interpreted as a cset number
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Fri Dec 9 17:32:17 CST 2011
Matt Mackall wrote
> On Fri, 2011-12-09 at 15:00 -0800, Tom Fox wrote:
>> My company interchangeably uses Mercurial and Git. It became policy to
>> branches in Git that are numbers like "111". This policy has shifted to
>> Mercurial as well. Unfortunately, in Mercurial these branch names will
>> interpreted as a cset number if such a cset number exists (e.g. hg heads
>> 111). Is there a way to force a revision reference to look for a
>> branch before it looks for an existing cset number? Or better yet, is
>> a way to say this IS a branch reference?
> $ hg branch 111
> marked working directory as branch 111
> (branches are permanent and global, did you want a bookmark?)
> $ hg ci -msilly
> $ hg log -r "branch(111)"
> changeset: 15632:9125c4e5b3d9
> branch: 111
> tag: tip
> user: Matt Mackall <mpm@>
> date: Fri Dec 09 17:17:56 2011 -0600
> summary: silly
We're using an old version of Mercurial, 1.4.3. When was the branch()
functionality added, as it doesn't seem to work for me?
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