From: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com> To: Jeff King <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Jacob Keller <email@example.com>, Git mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: avoiding fetching specific refs from a remote Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:22:47 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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://email@example.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.
next prev parent 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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