On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> wrote:
> From: "Felipe Contreras" <felipe.contre...@gmail.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:03 AM

>>> The value of the trick was acknowledged as now being in use
>>> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/223572
>> How is that more useful than 'git branch -f master $sha1'?
> The 'trick' checks for a fast forward, while the branch update is forced. It
> depends on what checks are desired.

If that was truly useful, surely we could add an option for 'git
branch' to do just that.

> My original patch was to simply document Git's dot repository capability
> that does not appear to be that well known. Let's not keep it as an Easter
> Egg.

I know, all I said is that I think nobody cares about that
implementation detail. Instead of explaining to the user why Git has
so many quirks, we should get rid of them and make it work more in
line with users' expectations.

Felipe Contreras
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