Re: Making note, in the repository, of push/pull relationships

From: Carl Baldwin <cnb@fc.hp.com>
Date: 2005-08-17 02:03:27
On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 12:49:33AM +0200, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Carl Baldwin wrote:
> 
> > Somewhere in the thread something was mentioned about maintaining
> > <local branch>:<remote branch> pairs in the git repository when pushes
> > and pulls are performed.  I think the argument was actually against
> > keeping this information and ultimately against allowing pushes to a
> > branch of a different name.
> 
> I think the loudest voice was mine :-)
> 
> Actually, I was not against *keeping* the information, but against 
> *pulling* in such strange ways. If "cross-pulling" is allowed, I am all 
> for keeping track of that.

So, just a question.  What, exactly, is meant by 'cross-pulling'?

> In the meantime, I did not think about the issue at all :-) However, as is 
> often the case in an open discussion, I think I was wrong after all. There 
> may be cases you want that, and in the end, nobody forces me to use that 
> feature.
> 
> Anyway, Junio decided to enhance the fetch mechanism to support the 
> cross-pulling (and also multi-pulling).
> 
> Ciao,
> Dscho
> 

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