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From: Thomas Rast <>
To: Michael Haggerty <>
Cc: git discussion list <>,
	Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] merge -Xindex-only
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:40:22 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Thomas Rast's message of "Tue, 9 Jul 2013 22:01:06 +0200")

Thomas Rast <> writes:

> Michael Haggerty <> writes:
> On IRC you said you would like a version that always acts as
> --no-commit, and simply returns the conflict/no conflict bit as usual.
> The caller would then proceed using commit-tree itself.  I think that is
> probably a saner solution than this "output ref" idea.

I just had a huge facepalm moment.  We already have this option.  It is
called git-merge-recursive.

That is,

  git merge-recursive $(git merge-base --all HEAD other) -- HEAD other

will internally do all the work that 'git merge other' would do, but not
update any refs.  With this series, you can therefore say

  git merge-recursive --index-only $(git merge-base --all HEAD other) -- HEAD other

and get an *index-only* merge of HEAD and other.

Can you see if this is enough to build git-imerge on top of it?
Otherwise I'm glad to help with building the git-merge infrastucture to
support it.

I'll send v2 of the series in a minute; the only change is that I
changed the internal flag semantics as per Junio's comment in

Thomas Rast

  reply	other threads:[~2013-10-26 14:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-07-07 18:02 Thomas Rast
2013-07-07 18:02 ` [PATCH 1/3] merge-recursive: remove dead conditional in update_stages() Thomas Rast
2013-07-07 18:02 ` [PATCH 2/3] merge-recursive: untangle double meaning of o->call_depth Thomas Rast
2013-07-07 18:37   ` Junio C Hamano
2013-07-07 18:02 ` [PATCH 3/3] merge-recursive: -Xindex-only to leave worktree unchanged Thomas Rast
2013-07-08 15:21 ` [PATCH 0/3] merge -Xindex-only Michael Haggerty
2013-07-08 15:44   ` Thomas Rast
2013-07-09  9:44     ` Michael Haggerty
2013-07-09 12:08       ` Thomas Rast
2013-07-09 19:38         ` Michael Haggerty
2013-07-09 20:01           ` Thomas Rast
2013-10-26 14:40             ` Thomas Rast [this message]
2013-10-26 14:43               ` [PATCH 1/3] merge-recursive: remove dead conditional in update_stages() Thomas Rast
2013-10-26 14:43                 ` [PATCH 2/3] merge-recursive: internal flag to avoid touching the worktree Thomas Rast
2013-10-26 14:43                 ` [PATCH 3/3] merge-recursive: -Xindex-only to leave worktree unchanged Thomas Rast

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