On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:17 AM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> Of course, transport-helper shouldn't even be specifying the negative
>>> (^) refs, but that's another story.
>> Hrm, I am not sure I understand what you mean by this.
>> How should it be telling the fast-export up to what commit the
>> receiving end should already have the history for (hence they do not
>> need to be sent)?  Or are you advocating to re-send the entire
>> history down to the root commit every time?
> I think Felipe has mentioned before that he considers it the remote
> helper's responsibility to keep track of what commits have already
> been imported, for example using a marks file.

It's not the remote helper, fast-export does that.

> Never mind that others have said that that's not the current interface
> (I don't yet see why it would be a good interface after a transition,
> but maybe it would be).  Still, hopefully that clarifies the intended
> meaning.

The current interface is broken.

not ok 16 - pulling without marks # TODO known breakage
not ok 17 - pushing without marks # TODO known breakage

See? A remote helper without marks doesn't work.

Felipe Contreras
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