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  I'm strongly -1 on adding qualifiers straight to the keys. The primary usage 
scenario here is scripts (as explained in issue6014) -- regular users lived 
without this feature for years and didn't care (enough to file a bug) about 
getting all config options, or their default values, //or// the experimental 
status (they could and still can read it in hg help config). `--registered` is 
needed for things like shell completions, and the output needs to be clear and 
parseable (and consistent with what regular showconfig shows).
  Even adding "(default: x)" to values already complicates the parsing process 
to get multiple config options in a script. Yeah, a script can get individual 
values one by one, but it can take ages because of the start-up time (again, 
this is important for interactive scripts like shell completions).
  Let's add a test to this patch that demonstrates that scripts can //easily// 
use this new functionality. Something like `$ hg showconfig --registered -T 
'{name}={value}\n' | egrep '^(color|diff)'`. Notice how this uses -T, which is 
recommended, but people writing scripts in the wild may not even use, and extra 
things in the output (i.e. anything other than just key and value) will trip 
their scripts up. Maaaybe if we put a strongly worded note in hg help 
showconfig about scripting and usage of -T, maybe then adding "(EXPERIMENTAL)" 
would make sense. But I think the current format of adding it to the key is 
weird and it would be better to add it to the end of the line, similar to what 
experimental CLI flags have in the output of `hg help -v command` (if at all, 
because, again, that is not how regular showconfig behaves and we do have both 
defaults and experimental statuses in hg help config).
  Sorry for coming up with this new condition only now, but I thought everyone 
was already on the same page.

  rHG Mercurial



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