[Python-Dev] Mercurial migration: help needed
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sun Sep 6 09:56:08 CEST 2009
Dirkjan Ochtman writes:
> On 05/09/2009 16:59, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> > git has a nice filter-branch command, which would allow you to
> > automatically repair the problem (it works basically by checking out
> > each changeset and rerecording it with the appropriate commands). I
> > know bzr is growing something similar, so presumably it is or will
> > soon be available in hg.
> That means you change hashes on the server side, without human feedback.
> Let's try not to subvert the immutability design that Mercurial tries to
No, I mean the server refuses to accept it and the submitter can fix
it easily (with mq or histedit as Martin G points out), then resubmit.
In any case Mercurial's notion of immutability is unsustainable in
practice, as the plethora of extensions which mutate history
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