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From: Johannes Schindelin <>
To: Ulrich Windl <>
Subject: Re: bug deleting "unmerged" branch (2.12.3)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:32:21 +0100 (CET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Ulrich,

On Tue, 28 Nov 2017, Ulrich Windl wrote:

> During a rebase that turned out to be heavier than expected 8-( I
> decided to keep the old branch by creating a temporary branch name to
> the commit of the branch to rebase (which was still the old commit ID at
> that time).
> When done rebasing, I attached a new name to the new (rebased) branch,
> deleted the old name (pointing at the same rebase commit), then
> recreated the old branch from the temporary branch name (created to
> remember the commit id).
> When I wanted to delete the temporary branch (which is of no use now), I
> got a message that the branch is unmerged.

This is actually as designed, at least for performance reasons (it is not
exactly cheap to figure out whether a given commit is contained in any
other branch).

> I think if more than one branches are pointing to the same commit, one
> should be allowed to delete all but the last one without warning. Do you
> agree?

No, respectfully disagree, because I have found myself with branches
pointing to the same commit, even if the branches served different
purposes. I really like the current behavior where you can delete a
branch with `git branch -d` as long as it is contained in its upstream


  reply	other threads:[~2017-11-28 15:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-28 14:21 bug deleting "unmerged" branch (2.12.3) Ulrich Windl
2017-11-28 15:32 ` Johannes Schindelin [this message]
2017-11-29  8:09   ` Antw: " Ulrich Windl
2017-11-29 12:27     ` Johannes Schindelin
2017-12-02 20:52       ` Philip Oakley
2017-11-29  0:58 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-11-29  8:32   ` Antw: " Ulrich Windl
2017-12-02 20:56     ` Philip Oakley
2017-12-03  2:37       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-12-03 23:30         ` Philip Oakley
2017-12-04 15:57           ` Antw: " Ulrich Windl
2017-12-08 20:26             ` Philip Oakley
2017-12-11  8:40               ` Antw: " Ulrich Windl
2017-12-12 16:57                 ` Philip Oakley

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