On 27 February 2011 03:02, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin@v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Committing reopened it

So what's the point of closing it, then? What effect does that


The closed flag is just used to filter out closed branches from hg branches and hg heads unless you use the --closed option - it doesn't prevent you from using the branches.

Basically, it reduces the noise, especially if you have very branchy development like I personally prefer (a named branch per task/issue). If you only use anonymous branches, except for your feature branches (e.g. 3.2, 2.7) then you'd probably never close a branch.

Tim Delaney