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Re: Display outstanding backported fixes for each release?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:04:29 +0100

On 15.12.2018 11:10, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Julian Foad wrote on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 22:30:01 +0000:
>> Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>>> [...] write a script that:
>>> 1. Queries the repository for trunk revnums that have been merged to the
>> stable branch since the last tag;
>>
>> See attached "svn-revs-backported.sh".
> I think the script might break when we reach r10⁷ (r10000000) because
> "svn mergeinfo"'s output is sorted numerically, but comm(1) expects its
> inputs to be sorted according to strcoll(3).
>
> Currently comm(1)'s precondition does hold, but only because all the
> revision numbers in "svn mergeinfo"'s output have the same number of
> digits. However, as soon as HEAD passes a power of ten, we'll run into
> the problem that "r9" is printed before "r10" (because 9 < 10) but
> «!(strcoll("r9", "r10") < 0)». (This is the same problem we warned
> about in the 1.9 and 1.10 release notes.)
>
>>> 3. Synthesizes a CHANGES-like listing [...]
>> That's one reasonable option.
>>
>> I do also wonder if we couldn't implement something that more directly
>> queries 'svn' and displays the result. That is, start designing and
>> implementing some more powerful querying, starting with "changes in
>> 1.10.x but not in 1.10.3".
> Would that need new RA APIs?

For that particular query, no; it's "just" an intersection of log and
mergeinfo (with history).

But before we start on something I'd like to see some proposals on query
language, so that we don't implement ourselves into a corner. I'd
propose this as a starting point:

https://www.mercurial-scm.org/repo/hg/help/revsets

-- Brane
Received on 2018-12-15 12:04:38 CET

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