Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > - I actually prefer code and documentation to be separated. ... > first the actual change, then the docs updates.
Understood. > - I'd much rather have a generic "address rewriting layer" than a "-b" > flag. > > I don't mind the shorthand at all, but I don't think it should be that > special. It's not "worthy" of a flag - if you have a shorthand that > says "linus == rsync://kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git", then I think it > should just work, and > > git pull linus > > should end up not needing a "-b" flag. It's not like there is any > real ambiguity. That makes sense. Naturally, git pull linus experimental git pull linus tag v2.6.13 should expand to: git pull rsync://kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git/ experimental git pull rsync://kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git/ tag v2.6.13 If a user is usually interested in e100 driver work, we should allow: echo rsync://kernel.org/pub/.../git/jgarzik/netdev-2.6.git#e100 >.git/branches/jgarzik-e100 and "git pull jgarzik-e100" should expand to: git pull rsync://kernel.org/pub/.../netdev-2.6.git/ e100 If the user says: git fetch jgarzik-e100 ieee80211-wifi because the user wanted to peek his other branch just once, but did not want to bother creating another remote reference ("jgarzik-wifi", perhaps) for this one-time use. This should expand to: git fetch rsync://kernel.org/pub/.../netdev-2.6.git/ ieee80211-wifi > And it's not necessarily just the branch handling, but more of a generic > shorthand: I'd love to be able to mix something like > > git pull jgarzik/misc-2.6 upstream > > and "jgarzik" would be expanded (through something like .git/branches) to > "master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/"), resulting in the > _full_ path being expanded to > > master.kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/misc-2.6 upstream Nice, and sounds doable without too much ambiguities. This last one, however, needs to be coordinated with Pasky, if we want to use .git/branches/$name convention. I think Cogito would barf with your partial URL that ends with "...git/jgarzik/". I'll code something up. - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html