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From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
To: Git <git@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: "Vít Ondruch" <vondruch@redhat.com>,
	"Alex Henrie" <alexhenrie24@gmail.com>,
	"Theodore Y . Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>, "Jeff King" <peff@peff.net>,
	"Andreas Krey" <a.krey@gmx.de>,
	"John Keeping" <john@keeping.me.uk>,
	"Richard Hansen" <rhansen@rhansen.org>,
	"Philip Oakley" <philipoakley@iee.email>,
	"Brian M. Carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>,
	"W. Trevor King" <wking@tremily.us>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 1/1] pull: add ff-only option
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:02:42 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAMP44s2FRZUvUy+F3banxd9MEdL=RMqEdJL3JLYEGDQkOz3vNA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201123224621.2573159-2-felipe.contreras@gmail.com>

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 4:46 PM Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contreras@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> It is very typical for Git newcomers to inadvertently create merges and
> worse; inadvertently pushing them. This is one of the reasons many
> experienced users prefer to avoid 'git pull', and recommend newcomers to
> avoid it as well.
>
> To avoid these problems, and keep 'git pull' useful, it has been
> suggested that 'git pull' barfs by default if the merge is
> non-fast-forward, which unfortunately would break backwards
> compatibility.
>
> This patch leaves everything in place to enable this new mode, but it
> only gets enabled if the user specifically configures it;
>
>   pull.rebase = ff-only.
>
> Later on this mode can be enabled by default.
>
> For the full discussion you can read:
>
> https://lore.kernel.org/git/5363BB9F.40102@xiplink.com/

Note: Philip Oakley's address was wrong (fixed now).

-- 
Felipe Contreras

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-23 23:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-23 22:46 [PATCH v7 0/1] Reject non-ff pulls by default Felipe Contreras
2020-11-23 22:46 ` [PATCH v7 1/1] pull: add ff-only option Felipe Contreras
2020-11-23 23:02   ` Felipe Contreras [this message]
2020-11-23 23:22     ` Alex Henrie
2020-11-23 23:32       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 23:51         ` Felipe Contreras
2020-11-24  1:45           ` Jeff King
2020-11-24  0:08       ` Felipe Contreras
2020-11-24  0:32         ` Raymond E. Pasco
2020-11-24  1:51           ` Alex Henrie
2020-11-24  3:45             ` Felipe Contreras

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