Re: Marking abandoned branches

From: Johannes Schindelin <>
Date: 2006-09-14 01:31:41

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Petr Baudis wrote:

> Dear diary, on Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 05:17:59PM CEST, I got a letter
> where Jon Smirl <> said that...
> > Abandoned branches are common in CVS since it is not distributed.
> > People start working on something in the main repo and then decide it
> > was a bad idea. In the git world these branches usually don't end up
> > in the main repo.
> Can't you just toss the branch away in that case? :-)
> You could also stash the ref to refs/heads-abandoned/ instead of
> refs/heads/ if you want to keep the junk around for some reason. Of
> course you don't get the nice marker with explanation of why is this
> abandoned and who decided that, but you can just use an empty commit for
> the same purpose.

... or a tag (remember, you can stash a tag into refs/abandoned/, instead 
of a commit) with the further benefit that you really cannot commit on top 
of that.

> Object classes are precious things and we shouldn't get carried away.



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