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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Jacob Keller <jacob.keller@gmail.com>,
	Git mailing list <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: avoiding fetching specific refs from a remote
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:22:47 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq1rkloyeg.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200805063704.GA2690083@coredump.intra.peff.net> (Jeff King's message of "Wed, 5 Aug 2020 02:37:04 -0400")

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

>> Essentially, because both main and master have similar names, tab
>> completion requires remembering to type one additional character than
>> I am used to.
>
> Heh, I didn't think anybody considered that implication so far; the fact
> that they were similar names has generally been considered a positive. I
> agree it would be annoying.

FWIW, I've been saying that 'maint' will become harder to type all
along ever since I heard 'main'.

https://lore.kernel.org/git/xmqqtuz9tq30.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com/

> This is definitely a reasonable thing to want, and it has come up off
> and on over the years. One search term for the list archive is "negative
> refspecs", though it turns up a lot of useless hits when the two words
> are not directly adjacent.
>
> This old thread might be worth reading:
>
>   https://lore.kernel.org/git/20140124090104.GA396@x4/
>
> and there is even a patch in there:
>
>   https://lore.kernel.org/git/20140125013433.GA22336@sigill.intra.peff.net/
>
> but I didn't go over it carefully enough to know whether it is utter
> trash, or something that could be used as a starting point.

I think the idea is interesting.  I sometimes find negative
pathspecs quite useful, and I suspect negative refspecs would also
be.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-05 20:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-04 21:53 Jacob Keller
2020-08-05  6:37 ` Jeff King
2020-08-05 16:22   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-08-05 20:34     ` Jacob Keller
2020-08-05 20:34     ` Jeff King
2020-08-05 20:31   ` Jacob Keller
2020-08-05 22:12   ` Philippe Blain
2020-08-07  8:04     ` Eric Wong
2020-08-12 22:04   ` Jacob Keller
2020-08-13  8:48     ` Jeff King

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