Issue 2096 --show-depends flag for record, amend and whatsnew

Title --show-depends flag for record, amend and whatsnew
Priority wishlist Status needs-implementation
Milestone Resolved in
Superseder Nosy List gh
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Topics UI

Created on 2011-08-19.15:59:34 by gh, last changed 2017-07-31.00:27:51 by gh.

msg14680 (view) Author: gh Date: 2011-08-19.15:59:33
I was working on some code created a patch named "WIP refactoring stuff"
or whatever.
Then I fixed something else and recorded another patch, say "fix #354".
The problem after that was that the fix depended upon the WIP patch.

Maybe a way to avoid this (apart from disciplining myself) would be to
have a flag for "darcs whatsnew" and "darcs record"  (hence amend)
forcing to display the patches the current changes depend upon.

Such a feature would kind of make visible what is currently invisible
but ubiquitous in darcs, namely patch dependencies. Since we often use
the analogy between patches and branches, the flag --show-depends would
be the equivalent of telling "in which specific branch am I working?".
Date User Action Args
2011-08-19 15:59:34ghcreate
2017-07-31 00:25:57ghsetstatus: unknown -> given-up
2017-07-31 00:27:51ghsetstatus: given-up -> needs-implementation