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Re: ongoing git vs hg (was: 5 days old?)

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 08:55:05PM -0700, Greg A. Woods wrote:
>     For one, Mercurial has no staging area.  That removes one level of
>     the three-level hierarchy from my toolset.  It’s hard to identify
>     exactly when in my workflow this causes issues, but I’ve started to
>     notice it.  For example, it’s not possible to commit a hunk from my
>     editor like I can with git and vim-gitgutter.
> I do the same with magit -- the staging area is a supreme benefit!

I disagree. Anyway, what git does here is "git add --patch" and the hg
eqivalent is "hg record" (which is not enabled by default; just add
"record=" in an "[extensions]" block in your .hgrc to enable it), so
the functionality is available for both tools.

>     Mercurial also collapses all changes within a pull request
>     (changeset) into a single commit.

That's just not true (as the next two comments in the thread clarify).

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