From: Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Ed Hutchins <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Feature request: "author branch" in commit object Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:00:01 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CADL+T9YGtvFrzStxJW64OJEV6H0BroMbkVCJdsDwWDaUWd91zQ@mail.gmail.com> (Ed Hutchins's message of "Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:37:13 -0700") Ed Hutchins <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
next prev 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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