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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Wang Yugui <wangyugui@e16-tech.com>, git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] docs/format-patch: mention handling of merges
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:24:16 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqblcb60fz.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YDRA6RJdnFne2EBw@coredump.intra.peff.net> (Jeff King's message of "Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:40:25 -0500")

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

> That seems worse to me, because "it is impossible" implies that this
> can never be changed. But I don't think that's true. We might one day
> output something useful for merges.

Fair enough.  You are more optimistic than I am ;-)

> I think one could argue that any merge information (including conflict
> resolution) works against the root notion of format-patch, which is a
> set of changes that can be applied on a range of basesa.

That's true and it was the primary motive for omiting merges.

> But even that I
> would be hesitant to commit to (since --base exists now).

I am not quite sure what --base has to throw into the equation.  The
information --base gives is often useful when I want to learn where
the patches were taken from, but that does not restrict where the
patches are actually applied to in any meaningful way (iow, "on a
range of bases" part is not affected).


  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-23  1:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-22 13:16 git format-patch lost the last part when branch merge Wang Yugui
2021-02-22 22:57 ` Jeff King
2021-02-22 23:08   ` [PATCH] docs/format-patch: mention handling of merges Jeff King
2021-02-22 23:31     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-02-22 23:40       ` Jeff King
2021-02-23  1:24         ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2021-02-23  1:48           ` Jeff King
2021-02-22 23:25   ` git format-patch lost the last part when branch merge Junio C Hamano
2021-02-24  4:24   ` Elijah Newren
2021-02-24  4:50     ` Jeff King

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