[Numpy-discussion] DVCS at PyCon

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Sun Apr 12 10:07:50 CDT 2009

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 18:50:36 -1000, Eric Firing wrote:
>> Ah, I think I was confused between named branches and bookmarks. From
>> the description of bookmarks, this actually looks nearer to the git
>> cheap branch concept. I should really try it to get a good
>> understanding, though.
> I would not be surprised if bookmarks were directly inspired by that.
> There is also a localbranch extension, but it is not included in the
> distribution and hasn't gotten much attention. I have the sense that
> bookmarks were designed to accomplish the same thing.

Hg bookmarks cannot be easily shared remotely, similarly to Git's 
branches. This is okay for topic branches, but is a drawback if you want 
to share multiple lines of work with other people.

Also, based on a quick try, hg rebase + hg bookmarks don't play 
completely well together, as rebasing tends to move also the "trunk" 
bookmark around.

Pauli Virtanen

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