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Re: Obscure error/warning/information message from git pull

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Obscure error/warning/information message from git pull
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:44:52 +0200

> From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,
>     address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:48:46 +0900
> Eli Zaretskii writes:
>  > > From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>
>  > > True, but in practice there are *no* VCSes that have "active lines of
>  > > development".
>  > 
>  > I believe you.  But humans certainly do have that notion, at least
>  > some people sometimes do.
> Yes, but what's your difficulty with git branches, then?

None I know of.  I don't have any trouble translating from my notions
and concepts to Git implementations and vice versa.  But I understand
why it could be difficult at first.

> Just say no to "branch ref is a whole branch".  As Achim already
> wrote, a branch is a branch ref plus what's reachable from that ref
> by following the ref and commit parents.

With that I fully agree, of course.

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