[Python-Dev] .hgignore (was: Mercurial conversion repositories)

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Mar 5 17:44:04 CET 2011

On Sat, 5 Mar 2011 08:36:04 -0800
Daniel Stutzbach <stutzbach at google.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 5:54 AM, Tim Delaney <timothy.c.delaney at gmail.com>wrote:
> > If those were to be removed from .hgignore then there would be a high
> > likelihood of someone doing "hg addremove" and inadvertently tracking them.
> > The purpose of .hgignore is to prevent inadventently tracking files that
> > shouldn't be tracked.
> >
> If the goal is to prevent something from being committed, shouldn't the
> check go in a pre-commit hook instead?

Well, it's more user-friendly to help "hg addremove" work as expected,
rather than add hooks down the line to forbid pushing any mistakes.



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