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From: Johan Herland <johan@herland.net>
To: Ed Hutchins <eh@demeterr.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Feature request: "author branch" in commit object
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 22:31:03 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALKQrgf_Gv=+zUwcdDUPENj59kx1CbEwELnYZjArBZ1S8ueVcg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CADL+T9YGtvFrzStxJW64OJEV6H0BroMbkVCJdsDwWDaUWd91zQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 9:37 PM, Ed Hutchins <eh@demeterr.com> wrote:
> 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). 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?

As Junio stated elsewhere in the thread: No.

However, you could do this with "git notes", which allows you to
attach information to a commit object without changing the commit
object itself. Of course, for this to work, you would have to write a
post-commit hook to record the branch information in a commit note,
and then convince all contributors in your project to install the same
hook. Then you'd need to teach the relevant graph layout tools to pay
attention to your notes.

...Johan

-- 
Johan Herland, <johan@herland.net>
www.herland.net

  parent reply	other threads:[~2013-07-02 20:31 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
2013-07-02 20:31 ` Johan Herland [this message]
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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