From: "Felipe Contreras" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 4:46 AM
On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Philip Oakley <> wrote:

Sound a reasonable idea. On some patches I was working on I had to [chose
to] add a tag for the base which made it easier to rebase later.

And was the 'upstream' branch somehow not appropriate for some reason?

If I remember correctly, I had a short branch based on 'pu', which was rewound, so I wanted to rebase that short branch onto the new 'pu'. This creates a confusion between old-pu and new-pu. Having a marker for the 'base' at the branch point allowed an easy specification of the branch

I think I misunderstood your proposal. I thought that it would effectively save a marker (e.g. the sha1) for the base point of the branch, it may have been something similar to a [lightweight] tag, it could have been just local or could have been transferable, I hadn't thought it further.

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