[Python-Dev] Mercurial migration: help needed

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Aug 21 15:00:02 CEST 2009

Nick Coghlan writes:
 > Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
 > > Note that Bazaar is currently discussing some similar policies.  I
 > > think the name they have settled on is ".bzrrules".  Maybe .hgrules is
 > > a better name.
 > So it would be .hgrules/<extensionname>? With the extension then
 > defining the contents of the rule file?


 > An alternative would be to go one level deeper and have:
 > .hgrules/required/<extensionname>
 > .hgrules/optional/<extensionname>

I thought briefly about that kind of thing.  However, this way would
require deciding the semantics of the subdirectories, and while
"optional" vs "required" is pretty appealing, how about "required"
vs. "requisite"?  (As Dave Barry would say, "I am *still* not
kidding."  See:


Of course anything related to Python would do a better job of
naming<wink>, but such semantic fine points might very well be
important.  And yes, there are people who take their VCS as seriously
as they take authenticating as root.)

So what I thought was that extensions would provide a policy function,
which would make such judgments when called.  But then I realized I
had no clue what the semantics should be, so I didn't mention it.

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