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From: Fredrik Gustafsson <iveqy@iveqy.com>
To: Ed Hutchins <eh@demeterr.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Feature request: "author branch" in commit object
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 21:49:09 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20130702194909.GA24661@paksenarrion.iveqy.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CADL+T9YGtvFrzStxJW64OJEV6H0BroMbkVCJdsDwWDaUWd91zQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 12:37:13PM -0700, Ed Hutchins wrote:
> I realize that branch names are ephemeral repo-specific things, but it
> would be really useful to be able to determine what branch a commit
> was authored from (as a hint to ancestry graph layout tools, for
> example). Is there any way to do this currently, is it planned, or
> would it be deemed useful enough to be worth adding to each commit
> object?

Let's see if I understand you. You want to (for each commit) to be able
to tell the branch-name the commit had at the creation time?

Not all commits have branches (however, loose commits is usually not
wanted). Many commits are part of many branches.

A branch is not a collection of commits but a pointer to a commit (which
has parents).

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  reply	other threads:[~2013-07-02 19:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-07-02 19:37 Ed Hutchins
2013-07-02 19:49 ` Fredrik Gustafsson [this message]
2013-07-02 20:00 ` Junio C Hamano
2013-07-02 20:34   ` Ed Hutchins
2013-07-03 16:16     ` Antoine Pelisse
2013-07-03 17:31       ` Ed Hutchins
2013-07-03 18:19         ` Junio C Hamano
2013-07-04  0:00           ` Andrew Ardill
2013-07-02 20:31 ` Johan Herland
2013-07-03  9:33 ` Matthieu Moy
2013-07-03 15:47   ` Ed Hutchins
2013-07-03 18:08     ` Junio C Hamano
2013-07-03 23:46       ` Feature request: Jakub Narebski
2013-07-03 23:52         ` Dany
2013-07-03 23:53           ` Dany
2013-07-04  8:08             ` Matthieu Moy
2013-07-09 21:46       ` Feature request: "author branch" in commit object Philip Oakley

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