What do you think about cherry picking?

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at utahpython.org
Thu Nov 15 12:00:10 MST 2007


On 11/15/07, Hans Fugal <hans at fugal.net> wrote:
> In my case, I'm trying to decide whether to abandon darcs for
> mercurial (hg) or hold out hope that one day darcs will get over the
> exponential merge problem. Right now I sit on the fence. I use hg
> sometimes and darcs other times. I'm quite happy with both tools, and
> both have their pros and cons. The thing that makes me most uneasy about
> darcs (aside from the occasional exponential merge problem) is that it's
> inconvenient to do "point in time" checkouts, branches, etc. The thing
> that makes me uneasy about hg (or indeed most other DRCS's, to my
> understanding of them) is the lack of cherry picking. But thinking back
> on it I haven't ever truly used it in darcs either.

Well, if that's all that's keeping you from hg,

http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/RecordExtension
http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/wiki/index.cgi/TransplantExtension

I haven't actually ever wanted to use it either, though. :)

-Jonathan



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