copy folders instead of sequential hg clones

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Sat Apr 12 00:07:58 UTC 2014

To me, this message raises the questions of "why does it take forever?" 
and, "how long should it take?"

I see a wide range of expectations. Some folk can clone fast, and assume 
that everyone else can as well.  And then there's reports like this, 
that it takes "forever".

I'm all in favor of doing whatever it takes to speed up the workflow, 
but where is the threshold between "yeah, it really does take this long" 
and "if it takes this long, something must be broken"?

-- Jon

On 04/11/2014 04:26 PM, Pete Brunet wrote:
> Since it takes forever to clone on my Win machine, in the case where I
> want to work on several bugs, is it OK to instead clone the first
> directory and then cp -ar that to n additional directories?  -Pete

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