This is my first time on this list (and by the way, I'm not subscribed,
so please Cc me to the replies). I have an idea that could be useful to
make rewriting history safer and easier to new users (I'm training some
of them). I thought I could share this idea, but perhaps someone already
thought about it. And I'm not providing code.
The idea is to basically track automatically (in notes, either in the
notes namespace or in another namespace) which repository/remote
contains a commit. When doing git log, we'd see lines with each commit,
Author: Myself <email@example.com>
Date: Tue Nov 20 16:46:38 2012 +0100
This is the commit description
Then, we could have all the history rewriting commands (such as rebase
or pull --rebase) die when rewriting commits that are already published
anywhere. We could make an exception for a --force/-f flag or
configuration option, or commits published in another local repository
owned by the same user.
In most setups, it could be useful to tell users they can safely rebase
without worrying about published commits as Git is tracking it for them.
Of course this is not an absolute security, but it's a good start.
What do you think?
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