On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Carl Baldwin wrote:

> Somewhere in the thread something was mentioned about maintaining
> <local branch>:<remote branch> pairs in the git repository when pushes
> and pulls are performed.  I think the argument was actually against
> keeping this information and ultimately against allowing pushes to a
> branch of a different name.

I think the loudest voice was mine :-)

Actually, I was not against *keeping* the information, but against 
*pulling* in such strange ways. If "cross-pulling" is allowed, I am all 
for keeping track of that.

In the meantime, I did not think about the issue at all :-) However, as is 
often the case in an open discussion, I think I was wrong after all. There 
may be cases you want that, and in the end, nobody forces me to use that 

Anyway, Junio decided to enhance the fetch mechanism to support the 
cross-pulling (and also multi-pulling).


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