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Re: unionmount branches

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: unionmount branches
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:06:03 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 01:28:53AM +0100, Thomas Schwinge wrote:

> Let me explain: the idea indeed was to construct a history line, but
> in an easily, directly-visible way, which I explain on
> <http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/rules/source_repositories.html>.  Of
> course you're correct that all this information is contained in the
> Git repository itself, but for getting the big picture
> (master-viengoos-on-bare-metal is based on master-viengoos is based on
> master)

I think the idea is clear... I just don't think that this is really
relevant information :-) (Note that my main point was about this not
being necessary for merging in Git.)

In either case, the "master-" bit is redundant, as all normal branches
start there...

> I envisioned it to be helpful, especially so in repositories that
> contain a number of non-history-sharing branches (like the incubator).

That's a very special case. This abuse of the branch concept might
indeed justify such kludges...


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