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Friday, June 01, 2012

hg subrepos

hg subrepos:

push - by default pushes subrepos

pull - does not recurse by default

nor does hg status

This is almost exactly the wrong thing: the dangerous thing, that can write master repos, is the default. But the thing that does not modify anything are not default enabled for subrepos.

The docs warn: hg subrepos are a feature of last resort.