On Wed, 17 Aug 2005, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Johannes Schindelin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > I track a CVS project which has a branch with a '/' in the branch name.
> > Since git wants the branch name to be a file name at the same time,
> > translate that character to a '-'. This should work well, despite the
> > fact that a division and a difference are completely different :-)
> My feeling is that there should be nothing to prevent you from
> having a non-flat namespace in .git/refs/heads; i.e. we should
> allow ".git/refs/heads/foo/bar".

That may be true, but CVS branches being named "Hänsel/Gretel" do not 
logically denote hierarchies. I never ever saw hierarchical CVS branch 
names with a "/" separator. I saw some with a "." separator.

My feeling is that it would be wrong to map CVS branch names to a 


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