Thomas Rast <> writes:

> Jeff King <> writes:
>> When we run a regular "git fetch" without arguments, we
>> update the tracking refs according to the configured
>> refspec. However, when we run "git fetch origin master" (or
>> "git pull origin master"), we do not look at the configured
>> refspecs at all, and just update FETCH_HEAD.
>> We miss an opportunity to update "refs/remotes/origin/master"
>> (or whatever the user has configured). Some users find this
>> confusing, because they would want to do further comparisons
>> against the old state of the remote master, like:
>>   $ git pull origin master
>>   $ git log HEAD...origin/master
> I agree with the patch, but I would use a different reasoning. Your
> example here is not even correct because the range in the second command
> would be empty unless the merge conflicted.

Meh, I just read this again and saw that you actually had *three* dots.
Serves me right for writing a reply on the phone.

So the quoted part is indeed correct.

Thomas Rast
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