On Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:25:07 -0700
Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Josh Triplett wrote:
> > Related to this, as a path forward, I do think it makes sense to
> > have a setting usable as an insteadOf that only applies to pushurl,
> > even though pushInsteadOf won't end up serving that purpose.  That
> > way, pushInsteadOf covers the "map read-only repo url to pushable
> > repo url" case, and insteadOfPushOnly covers the "construct a magic
> > prefix that maps to different urls when used in url or pushurl"
> > case.
> I hope not.  That would be making configuration even more complicated.
> I hope that we can fix the documentation, tests, and change
> description in the commit message enough to make Rob's patch a
> no-brainer.  If that's not possible, I think the current state is
> livable, just confusing.
> I was happy to see Rob's patch because it brings git's behavior closer
> to following the principle of least surprise.  I am not actually that
> excited by the use case, except the "avoiding surprise" part of it.
> Hope that helps,
> Jonathan

Thanks for all of the input, everyone.  I personally agree with
Jonathon's notion of "principle of least surprise", as I was quite
surprised when my configuration with pushInsteadOf + pushurl did not
work.  However, I also understand Junio's arguments about going back on
documented behavior, as well as whether or not it's a good idea to have
this "triangular" remote set up.

Honestly, if my workflow here is stupid and not "Git-like" and someone
has a better suggestion, I would happy to let my patch go.  Using two
remotes is an option, but to me, using this triangular setup is just

The only way I see this breaking an existing configuration is if a user
has something like url.u...@server.com.pushInsteadOf = myserver:, and
pushurl = myserver:repo/.  If this behavior weren't documented, I would
say that such a configuration works because it relies on a bug, and
should use ssh://myserver:repo/ instead. I personally feel that the fact
that insteadOf + url works and pushInsteadOf + pushurl doesn't is
inconsistent and confusing. However, I am one user of many, and this is
my first exposure to Git from a project contributor point of view.
Therefore, I submit to the wisdom of more seasoned Git developers such
as yourselves. =)

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