[kwlug-disc] branches in mercurial -- as weird as they look?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Oct 5 15:08:25 EDT 2009
i've just checked out my first mercurial project, and i'm looking at
the tags, heads and branches, and what i'm seeing just looks strange
for someone coming from a git/subversion background.
$ hg branches
and so on. but those aren't what i would normally interpret as
"branches." i'm used to a branch being, well, an explicit deviation
from the trunk (or possibly another branch) for the general purpose of
working on an independent feature, with the thought that, for most
branches, you plan on some day merging back into the trunk (or the
the above looks more like what i'd call "tags" -- perhaps weekly.
am i just misinterpreting what i'm reading? or are branches in
mercurial fundamentally different from what i'm used to?
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry.
Web page: http://crashcourse.ca
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