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Re: Moving to git

Jason Merrill <> writes:

> On 08/21/2015 04:26 AM, Richard Biener wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 10:09 PM, Jason Merrill <> wrote:
>>>> ISTM that within that namespace, folks ought to have the freedom to use
>>>> whatever works for them.  If folks want to create a transient branch,
>>>> push-rebase-push on that branch, then later remove it, I tend to think,
>>>> why not let them.
>>> Makes sense.
>> Well, I think that all public branches should follow the trunk model - if only
>> to make merging a dev branch to trunk possible without introducing messy
>> history.
> All shared branches, yes, but I think personal branches can be more
> volatile.
>> Can we limit the namespace one can create branches in?  Like force all
>> branches created by $user to be in namespace $user?

git will create new namespaces for its own purpose in the future.  If
you allow arbitrarily named namespaces clashes will happen.

>> So require some super-powers to create a toplevel branch?
> We can.
>> And make [user branches] not automatically pulled?
> We can't control what 'git clone' pulls by default.

close pulls everything below refs/heads by default.


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