From: Johan Herland <email@example.com> To: Ed Hutchins <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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, <email@example.com> www.herland.net
next prev 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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