>>> "PO" == Philip Oakley <email@example.com> writes:
Hi Philip, > Hi Uwe, > (supplemental to Felipe's reply) I hope this message goes to the mailing list, I answered Felipe's mail and again the message to the mailing list was rejected. That happened to Tassilo some time ago. Sigh. > Underlying the 'branch name' "problem" is the same conceptual shift that > Git adopts for the separation of file names from the (blob) content. > For 'branches', their names likewise become temporary meta-data artefacts > that the computer (and hence the software logic that has to deal with it) > does not care about. At best we (Git) allow the distinction between 'first > parent' and other parents at a merge, but aren't concerned with where a > branch started, especially if someone else started it, and hasn't merged it > yet into a line of development we've looked at. (i.e. distributed > development could bring with it some real collaboration and communication > issues that we just side stepped - see Conway's Law vlog > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUj1EZwpJY for thoughts on that) Hm that might be entirely personal, but if I see a complex graph with some branches I want to know which commit belongs to which branch and I want to know where the branch started. Recently I had to deal with a problem in a collaboration and it was helpful to know where the branch started, because some stuff ended up in the wrong branch. Anyhow, it is personal I would say. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/git-users/87ilfeos27.fsf%40mat.ucm.es.
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