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From: Andrew Ardill <>
To: Jakub Narebski <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>, Ed Hutchins <>,
	Antoine Pelisse <>, git <>
Subject: Re: Feature request: "author branch" in commit object
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 10:00:48 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 4 July 2013 09:46, Jakub Narebski <> wrote:
> Junio C Hamano <gitster <at>> writes:
>> It is not just misleading but is actively wrong to recording the
>> name of the original branch in commits and carrying them forward via
>> rebase. If you want a record of what a group of commits were about,
>> the right time to do so is when you merge.
> There is even script in 'contrib/' that makes
> use of that practice to find merged-in and deleted branches,
> and resurrect them (among other tools).

How do users who wish to keep a record of branch names find out that
--no-ff will enable this behaviour?

Is this a common enough requirement to make --no-ff the default
behaviour (probably not, and that transition would be painful)?

What are the shortcomings of using --no-ff in the analogue to how
mercurials named branches work?

I think the git-flow and git-list style workflows have done a lot to
promote a set of usage patterns that keep this metadata around, I just
wonder if we can do more to assist users in what seems to be a
relatively common request.


Andrew Ardill

  reply	other threads:[~2013-07-04  0:01 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
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 [this message]
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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