Angelo Borsotti <> writes:

> [...] making then the orphan branch point to the master one, i.e.
> becoming a non-orphan one.

I understand both parts of the sentense, but not the "i.e.".

And I still don't see a concrete problem. "two branches point to the
same commit" is not a problem, it's an observation. I have branches
pointing to the same commit all the time.

>> I ended up with a branch "master" and a branch "new-branch", both
>> pointing to the same commit. The new branch _is_ created.
> Exactly, it is created, but it is not an orphan ... or more precisely,
> it is sometimes, depending on how fast you are to enter the second
> commit command. This time-dependent behaviour is what I am talking
> about.

You don't understand what an orphan branch is.

What "git checkout --orphan && git commit" does is that it creates a
commit that doesn't have parent (hence the name orphan, btw). It does in
your case. You _do_ create an orphan commit regardless of the timing.

The fact that another branch points to the same commit is a different
matter, and you still didn't explain why this was problematic.

Matthieu Moy
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