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

>> So I observe pushing/fetching works OK at least for a simple case like
>> this one.
>> Hence I'd like to ask: if the manual page is wrong or I'm observing
>> some corner case?
>> --
> The manual is deliberately misleading.

Yes, it is erring on the safe side.

It was not coded with the case where the gap widens (e.g. either
side rewinds the history) in mind as you explained; for simple cases
the code just happens to work, but the users are encouraged not to
rely on it to be safe than sorry.
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