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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 14:38:20 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqwo2ftnoz.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200803211112.GA2720049@coredump.intra.peff.net> (Jeff King's message of "Mon, 3 Aug 2020 17:11:12 -0400")

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

> But I do think a "branch renaming" helper like this might be useful for
> projects undergoing this rename. I don't think it makes sense to have as
> a first-class Git command, but I wouldn't be opposed to carrying
> something like it in contrib/ if somebody wanted to polish it up.

Absolutely.  

I think we three are on the same page now ;-)

cf. <20200803163958.GD50799@syl.lan>
cf. <xmqqlfivwvtw.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com>

Now one issue I am not so sure about is if the only thing that needs
adjusting is branch.*.remote + branch.*.merge.

The open-ended nature of our design means it is _possible_ to be
reasonably sure to have covered everything we do in the core part of
Git, but it is certain for us to miss third-party enhancements.

An inevitable "why not do all that when 'git branch -r -m old new'
is given?" posed by those who are not aware of the design needs to
be shot down, which is unfortunate.




  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-03 21:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-03 12:15 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
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 [this message]
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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