On Nov 27, 10:25 pm, Rick DeNatale <rick.denat...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> The concept for a fixed pointer to a commit is called a tag. If I >>> want to mark a point I might want to get back to, such as the commit >>> corresponding to a current release, the I tag it and push the tag. >> Good point, but there's one exception: you can't fast forward a tag, >> while this is often the sole reason for the existance of the master >> branch >> as a mirror of origin/master. >> But then again, to fast forward a branch it must not be immutable ;-) > You can't fast forward, or merge to, a tag because it is a constant > pointer to a given commit. Which is what the OP seemed to be asking > for. > Q.E.D.
Correct, but I was referring to periodical fast-forwarding master from the branch it's tracking to follow upstream development, which is quite common. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To post to this group, send email to git-us...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/git-users?hl=en.