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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Ed Hutchins <eh@demeterr.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Feature request: "author branch" in commit object
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:00:01 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7v38rwlola.fsf@alter.siamese.dyndns.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CADL+T9YGtvFrzStxJW64OJEV6H0BroMbkVCJdsDwWDaUWd91zQ@mail.gmail.com> (Ed Hutchins's message of "Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:37:13 -0700")

Ed Hutchins <eh@demeterr.com> writes:

> 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).

Hmm.  I think the current thinking so far is that it is harmful to
engrave that information in the commit object, exactly for the
reason you stated upfront: these names are local in the repository
the commit was created, and do not have any global meaning.

> 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?

No, no, and no, not because it is not just useful enough but it may
be actively harmful.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2013-07-02 20:00 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
2013-07-02 20:00 ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
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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