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From: Jakub Narebski <jnareb@gmail.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Feature request:
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 23:46:19 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <loom.20130704T013747-723@post.gmane.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7vppuzfrde.fsf@alter.siamese.dyndns.org>

[I'm sorry about breaking Cc: chain - responding via GMane web interface]

Junio C Hamano <gitster <at> pobox.com> writes:
> Ed Hutchins <eh <at> demeterr.com> writes:
> 
> > I'm not trying to change the way git does things (which works perfectly
> > well), I'm asking for some extra information to be added to the commit
> > so that analysis of the ancestry graph can be tied to the branch topics
> > that the original author was working from. [...]
[...]
> 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 git-resurrect.sh script in 'contrib/' that makes
use of that practice to find merged-in and deleted branches,
and resurrect them (among other tools).

-- 
Jakub Narębski

  reply	other threads:[~2013-07-03 23:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-07-02 19:37 Feature request: "author branch" in commit object 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
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       ` Jakub Narebski [this message]
2013-07-03 23:52         ` Feature request: 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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