On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 3:09 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> --mirror --single-branch combination does not look right. The "heads/"
>>> part is missing..
>> It also does not look right for cloning a tag:
>> $ LANG=C ./git clone --single-branch --branch=v1.7.0 .git abc
> What does it even _mean_ to clone a single branch and give a tag,
> not a branch, to the --branch option?  Again, shouldn't it be
> diagnosed as an error in the first place?

That could be misleading. The original purpose is to clone just one
ref, be it a branch or a tag. You might want to work on top of a
specific version and may not want to clone everything. For cloning a
tag, we're put in detached head state immediately.
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