Francis Moreau <> writes:

> On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Thomas Rast <> wrote:
>>   positive=$(git rev-parse "$@" | grep -v '^\^')
>>   negative=$(git rev-parse "$@" | grep '^\^')
>>   boundary=$(git rev-list --boundary $positive ^master | sed -n 's/^-//p')
>>   # the intersection is
>>   git rev-list $boundary $negative
> I think there's a minor issue here, when boundary is empty. Please
> correct me if I'm wrong but I think it can only happen if positive is
> simply master or a subset of master. In that case I think the solution
> is just make boundary equal to positive:
>      # the intersection is
>      git rev-list ${boundary:-$positive} $negative
> Now I'm going to see if that solution is faster than the initial one.

Jan "jast" KrĂ¼ger pointed out on #git that

  git log $(git merge-base --all A B)

is exactly the set of commits reachable from both A and B; so there's
your intersection operator :-)

So it would seem that a much simpler approach is

  git rev-list $(git merge-base --all master $positive) --not $negative

avoiding the boundary handling and special-case.  It relies on the
(weird?) property that $(git merge-base --all A B1 B2 ...) shows the
merge bases of A with a hypothetical merge of B1, B2, ..., which is just
what you need here.

Thomas Rast
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