On 13-03-18 10:25 AM, Jeff King wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 06:46:11PM +0530, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
>> I've put off implementing remote.default corresponding to
>> remote.pushdefault, as Jeff suggested in , because it's currently
>> not an itch; apart from the obvious symmetry, I don't know what
>> purpose it serves: why would anyone want to fetch from a remote other
>> than origin by default? Why wouldn't they simply swap that remote's
>> name with "origin"? However, it's a nice thing to have for symmetry,
>> and it should be trivial to implement: any interested person is
>> welcome to pick it up.
> Yeah, I agree that it does not have much point, aside from people who
> have an unreasonable aversion to using the word "origin". There was a
> series posted last summer to add remote.default:
> It ended up stalled and never got merged. I think the main impetus was
> that "git clone -o foo" should leave "foo" in remote.default (of course,
> that still leaves unanswered why anyone would really want to use "-o
> foo" in the first place).
I'm the guy who dropped the ball on that series. I still intend to pick it
up (honest!) but I just haven't had the time.
The impetus was originally getting relative submodule paths to work on
detached HEADs . My patch for that doesn't work when someone does "clone
-o", because various parts of git assume there's a remote named "origin".
The discussion led to the idea of using the remote name specified during the
initial clone, and implementing that as a remote.default config value.
As for why "clone -o" exists, it was added in v1.1.0:
Author: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de>
Date: Thu Dec 22 23:37:24 2005 +0100
git-clone: Support changing the origin branch with -o
Earlier, git-clone stored upstream's master in the branch named 'origin',
possibly overwriting an existing such branch.
Now you can change it by calling git-clone with '-o <other_name>'.
[jc: added ref format check, subdirectory safety, documentation
and usage string.]
Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <jun...@cox.net>
It sounds like the original need for the -o option is no longer pertinent.
OTOH, for folks who deal with several remotes it's nice to name them, and
"origin" isn't necessarily a useful or intuitive name.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html