"Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org> writes:

> The user question was, given a commit 'J', and a future commit 'H'
> (typically a branch tip such as 'master'), find those commits that are
> :
> A) merges
> B) on the first parent DAG chain of the future commit 'H'
> C) children of the given commit 'J'

The answer then is that there is no such single step operation.

In the picture, if D or E were a merge from a side branch that does
not have anything to do with 'J', "log --first-parent --merges" will
not exclude it (i.e. C won't be fulfilled by --first-parent --merges).

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