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From: Jeff King <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc: Jacob Keller <>,
	Git mailing list <>
Subject: Re: avoiding fetching specific refs from a remote
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 16:34:25 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Aug 05, 2020 at 09:22:47AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Jeff King <> writes:
> >> Essentially, because both main and master have similar names, tab
> >> completion requires remembering to type one additional character than
> >> I am used to.
> >
> > Heh, I didn't think anybody considered that implication so far; the fact
> > that they were similar names has generally been considered a positive. I
> > agree it would be annoying.
> FWIW, I've been saying that 'maint' will become harder to type all
> along ever since I heard 'main'.

True, but I thought that was just a reason against "main" in git.git
itself. Most repos don't have "maint" (and we already conflicted on "ma"
with the existing name :) though I agree that having one as a prefix of
the other makes completion doubly painful). The interesting bit here is
that the old name probably _isn't_ going away immediately, so this would
affect everybody.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-08-05 20:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-04 21:53 Jacob Keller
2020-08-05  6:37 ` Jeff King
2020-08-05 16:22   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 20:34     ` Jacob Keller
2020-08-05 20:34     ` Jeff King [this message]
2020-08-05 20:31   ` Jacob Keller
2020-08-05 22:12   ` Philippe Blain
2020-08-07  8:04     ` Eric Wong
2020-08-12 22:04   ` Jacob Keller
2020-08-13  8:48     ` Jeff King

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