From: Matthieu Moy <Matthieu.Moy@grenoble-inp.fr> To: Ed Hutchins <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Feature request: "author branch" in commit object Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:33:22 +0200 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CADL+T9YGtvFrzStxJW64OJEV6H0BroMbkVCJdsDwWDaUWd91zQ@mail.gmail.com> (Ed Hutchins's message of "Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:37:13 -0700") Ed Hutchins <email@example.com> writes: > 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? FWIW, this is what Mercurial's "named branches" do. Instead of having branches point to commit, each commit says what branch it belongs to. One drawback of this approach is that the branch name is part of the commit and can't be changed without changing the commit's sha1. Hence, a local, private, branch name becomes permanent the day it's merged upstream. (for completeness: Mercurial also has essentially Git-like branches, but they call this "bookmarks") -- Matthieu Moy http://www-verimag.imag.fr/~moy/
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2013-07-03 9:33 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 2013-07-03 9:33 ` Matthieu Moy [this message] 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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