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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>,
	Matt McCutchen <matt@mattmccutchen.net>,
	git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Renaming the "master" branch without breaking existing clones
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:40:54 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq8sevv4x5.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200803194006.GA2715275@coredump.intra.peff.net> (Jeff King's message of "Mon, 3 Aug 2020 15:40:06 -0400")

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

> The real trick is that you can't create or update symbolic refs on the
> server side using a client. So this would have to be something that
> hosting providers allow (and there might be some security implications;
> I'm not sure what happens if you create a loop in the symref
> resolution).

Another is that the old name must be declared forever banned if we
use symbolic refs for this.  The mechanism would have fell far short
of helping transitioning from 'pu' to 'seen' for example X-<.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-03 20:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-03 12:15 Renaming the "master" branch without breaking existing clones Matt McCutchen
2020-08-03 16:00 ` Taylor Blau
2020-08-03 16:19   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 16:39     ` Taylor Blau
2020-08-03 19:40   ` Jeff King
2020-08-03 20:40     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-08-03 20:45     ` Jeff King
2020-08-03 21:02       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 21:11         ` Jeff King
2020-08-03 21:38           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-04  0:37     ` Matt McCutchen
2020-08-04  0:43   ` Matt McCutchen
2020-08-03 16:14 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 17:41   ` Matt McCutchen
2020-08-03 18:20   ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-08-03 18:47     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-04  8:50       ` Kaartic Sivaraam

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