[Haskell-cafe] Re: Switching from Mercurial to Darcs

Thomas Davie tom.davie at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 05:41:22 EST 2009

On 6 Feb 2009, at 10:12, Paolo Losi wrote:

> Henning Thielemann wrote:
>>> 4) hg commit -m "message"
>>> this commits my changes locally. I always do this before pulling  
>>> since
>>> then I'm sure my changes are saved in the case a merge goes wrong.
>> In old darcs its precisely the other way round. Since it is so slow  
>> on
>> merging ready patches, you better merge uncrecorded changes.
> IMO pulling & merging before commit is a good practise also for hg:
> it avoids a (very often useless) merge commit in the history.

I don't understand this view.  Isn't the point of a commit that you  
flag working points.  In each branch, before you merge (hopefully) you  
have a working repository, so flag it as such, and commit.  When you  
merge, you may or may not have a working repository, fix it until it  
is, and merge.

I would never do a merge without the two branches I was merging having  
a commit just before the merge.


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