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This is a speculative project and does not represent any firm decisions on future behavior.
Fileset and revset might depend of revision context, there is current
Various fileset (eg: added(…), modified(…), …) and revset (follow(…), followllines(…)) depends of the "revision context". Currently they mostly use the working copy parent for this and sometime a revision specified to the command through another argument. We aim to provide a way to specify a wider range of revision context for them.
An example usecase would be to be able to do hg archive --rev X 'set: rev(Y::X, modified() + added() to archive all the file modified between Y and X at the state they are at X.
2. Detailed Definition
There is multiple kind of eligible fileset.
The one matching changes between multiple rev:
There is multiples way to specify revision here:
on 1 rev: same as hg status --change X. the difference between this changeset and its parent,
between 2 revs: same as hg status --rev X --rev Y. the difference between the changeset, Should generalize to multiple rev?
The one matching a property specific to a content:
There is multiple way to patch this:
files matching the property in any of this revision,
files matching the property in all of this revision,
In addition, some revset are also "content dependent" and need revision reference:
follow(…, [startrev]), (the startrev fits some of what we are discussion here)
It is unclear if we need to use the same approach for fileset and revset but the problem seems similar enough to be mentioned at the same time.
3. Brain storming
Brain storming on possibilities
revs(REVS, FILESET, [mode=any|all]) property matched in any (default to any),
revs(REVS, FILESET, [mode=any|all]) if REVS match a single revs: works as status --change. if many works as hg status --rev,
what if computed complex REVS happen to result in a single rev? --change and --rev are very different, which should be selected explicitly. -- yuya
betweenrevs(ROOTS, HEADS, FILESET) match changes between ROOTS and HEADS,
anyrevs(REVS, FILESET) property matched in any REVS,
allrevs(REVS, FILESET) property matched in all REVS,
(name are open for bikeshedding)
revs(REVS, FILESET, [match=any|all]):
do property matching on all revision in REVS.
matches file that exists in REVS even if they do not exist in mainly matched context,
match argument control if a property needs to be True for any or all revision in REVS (default to any)
fileset that track "changes" are treated like a property (eg: revs(42+24, 'added()' matches files added by 42 or 24.
- status(BASE, REV, FILESET):
do changes tracking between BASE and BASE.
error out if a property fileset is used ?
- files are matches in the ctx of the head