Closing Branches in Mercurial

As a lone developer, I have a workflow that I believe is pretty typical. Most of my development work happens on the “tip” of the “default” branch. It’s just easier to do work on fixing small bugs or adding minor features there. For more significant, more difficult pieces of work, I usually create a “feature branch.” I do this with the expectation that if things get messed up too badly, I can delete the branch and start over without affecting the readiness of the default branch.