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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Han-Wen Nienhuys <hanwenn@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/3] Remove special casing for PSEUDOREF updates
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 15:09:52 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqwo33f6xb.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <pull.673.v3.git.1594925141.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget's message of "Thu, 16 Jul 2020 18:45:38 +0000")

"Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> writes:

> This gets rid of the special casing code for pseudorefs in refs.c
>
> This is in preparation for reftable.
>
> v3
>
>  * tweak git-update-ref.txt description for logAllRefUpdates
>
> Han-Wen Nienhuys (3):
>   t1400: use git rev-parse for testing PSEUDOREF existence
>   Modify pseudo refs through ref backend storage
>   Make HEAD a PSEUDOREF rather than PER_WORKTREE.

I reviewed some codepaths that deal with FETCH_HEAD recently.  

As the file is quite different from all the other pseudo references
in that it needs to store more than one object name and in that each
ref in it needs more than just the object name, I doubt that it
makes much sense to enhance the refs API so that its requirements
can be covered.

It would probably make sense for FETCH_HEAD to stay "a text file
directly underneath $GIT_DIR", but get_oid() needs to be able to
read it and return the first object name recorded in the file.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-07-16 22:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-06 17:29 [PATCH 0/2] " Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-06 17:29 ` [PATCH 1/2] Modify pseudo refs through ref backend storage Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-06 20:26   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-07 13:56     ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-07-07 15:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-07 17:15         ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-07-07 18:14           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-06 17:29 ` [PATCH 2/2] Make HEAD a PSEUDOREF rather than PER_WORKTREE Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-06 20:30   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-07  9:24     ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-07-09 21:11 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Remove special casing for PSEUDOREF updates Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-09 21:11   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] t1400: use git rev-parse for testing PSEUDOREF existence Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-09 21:11   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] Modify pseudo refs through ref backend storage Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-09 21:11   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] Make HEAD a PSEUDOREF rather than PER_WORKTREE Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-10 19:25   ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Remove special casing for PSEUDOREF updates Junio C Hamano
2020-07-16 18:45   ` [PATCH v3 " Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-16 18:45     ` [PATCH v3 1/3] t1400: use git rev-parse for testing PSEUDOREF existence Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-16 18:45     ` [PATCH v3 2/3] Modify pseudo refs through ref backend storage Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-17  8:52       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-07-27 15:41         ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-07-16 18:45     ` [PATCH v3 3/3] Make HEAD a PSEUDOREF rather than PER_WORKTREE Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-16 22:09     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-07-27  8:50       ` [PATCH v3 0/3] Remove special casing for PSEUDOREF updates Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-07-27 16:20         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 19:07           ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-08-03 20:07             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05  1:45               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 10:48                 ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-08-05 15:54                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-10 14:27                     ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-08-10 16:04                       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-11 10:49                         ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-08-11 18:38                           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-19 13:19                     ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-08-19 15:52                       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-27 16:25     ` [PATCH v4 " Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-27 16:25       ` [PATCH v4 1/3] t1400: use git rev-parse for testing PSEUDOREF existence Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-27 16:25       ` [PATCH v4 2/3] Modify pseudo refs through ref backend storage Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget
2020-07-27 16:25       ` [PATCH v4 3/3] Make HEAD a PSEUDOREF rather than PER_WORKTREE Han-Wen Nienhuys via GitGitGadget

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