[PATCH] pull shows location

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Mon Jun 27 03:10:20 BST 2005

On 25 Jun 2005, John A Meinel <john at arbash-meinel.com> wrote:
> Johan Rydberg wrote:
> >Aaron Bentley <aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca> writes:
> >
> >>Oh, and finally, it's only called x-pull because it's unofficial.  If
> >>you think the file's a good idea Martin, could you bless it by renaming
> >>it (e.g. removing the "x-" prefix)?
> >
> >
> >Doesn't the documentation state that it should be called "friends"
> >[1]?  Though it is most likely out-of-date and not very important.
> >
> > [1] http://www.bazaar-ng.org/doc/formats.html#branch-metadata
> >
> Actually, reading the documentation makes it look like it should be
> called "parent". Since it is the default push & pull location.
> 'friends' is for trees that we have merged from/to, 'parent' is for the
> push/pull location.

The design docs are only notes, not gospel.  The main point there is
that we should remember the default pull location; the name is less
important.  The implication that it's the main parent is probably

Perhaps 'default-pull' or 'pull-location'?

I think there's some benefit in (following darcs) remembering all the
pull locations that have been used in the past, for some kind of
auto-completion.  (But since we don't do this yet, there's less need to
record it.)


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