On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > 
> > - Teach fetch-pack reference renaming.
> Well, the fetch side at least needs it less.
> Right now the renaming means that you can only really fetch _one_ head at 
> a time, but that's at least a fairly common and important case, and you 
> can do the rest from there.
> And doing only one means that git-fetch-pack can just return the result
> SHA1 of the head it was asked to fetch. In fact, even that could just be
> extended to returning multiple heads: just return each SHA1 in order. No 
> "renaming" necessary, since it's then up to the user what to do with the 
> results.

I think that we need a method to do a push in reverse: If a central 
repository has several branches, I might want to pull just those branches 
where the local head is a strict parent of the remote side, and get 
complains for the others. And maybe reference naming comes as a freebie 
with that.


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