Re: [RFC] [PATCH 0/5] Implement 'prior' commit object links

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2006-04-26 16:50:30
Jakub Narebski <> writes:

> Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Jakub Narebski <> writes:
>>> Jakub Narebski wrote:
>>>> [...] Sam's "prior (3)" example
>>>> link would point to the toplevel project (gathering all subprojects)
>>>> commit, and it would probably be named/noted "toplevel", not "prior".
>>> Or "master" (like "master document" in DTP).
>> (Offtopic) isn't "master" in DTP more like template?
> Well, in (La)TeX "master document" is a document on it's own rights,
> subdocuments are transcluded using some kind of "include"-like command.

(Offtopic) Ah, the hard-core stuff.  I had something else in
mind ("master page" in "DTP for dummies"), sorry for the

(On topic again)

Link from subproject commit back to the toplevel might work for
some kind of subprojects, but it would not work for the
subproject support that frequently comes up on this list.  The
development of an embedded Linux device, where a Linux kernel
source tree is grafted at kernel/ subdirectory of the toplevel
project.  The "prior" link would be placed in the commit that
belong to the kernel subproject, but that would never be merged
to the Linus kernel (why should he care about one particular
embedded device's development history).  The link must go from
the toplevel to generic parts reusable out of the context of the
combined project.

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