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Re: Emacs branches in git

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Emacs branches in git
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:51:50 +0100
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() Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
() Mon, 17 Feb 2014 04:22:43 +0200

   > OK, it might not have justification, but it isn't arbitrary.  What
   > is the justification for *not* [using "master" for named releases]?

   As far as I'm concerned, it subverts the meaning of "master".
   That's just one opinion, though.

Well, it's possible to have a repo w/o "master" (e.g., all my local
repos), so there is really no inherent meaning tied to that branch name.

I prefer branch discipline ((re-)naming, operation, role in the DAG) to
be explicit, and like the scheme on the referenced page very much, the
only exception being the name "master".  If that were renamed "public"
or "archive", for example, then it would be perfect (IMHO).  This way,
the name reflects the function, and we sidestep the potential confusion
of "conventional meanings" (insert "so many standards" smirk, here).

Thien-Thi Nguyen
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