On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 01:59:51PM +0200, Stefan Näwe wrote:
> Hi there!
> Is there any reason why 'git clone -b' only takes a branch (from refs/heads/)
> or a tag (from refs/tags/) ?
> Background: At $dayjob we're using some kind of 'hidden' refs (in 
> refs/releases/)
> to communicate between the 'branch integrator' (who creates the ref in 
> refs/releases/)
> and the 'build master' who wants to build that ref. 
> It would be a little easier if the build master could simply say
>   git clone -b refs/releases/the-release-for-today URL
> instead of: git clone... ; cd ... ; git fetch... ; git checkout....
> Any answer or even a better idea to solve that is appreciated.
> Stefan

I don't understand what the alternative should be. You can't look in
/refs/* because there's a lot of other stuff like bisect/remotes etc.

Of course you could add to also look in /refs/releases/ but as I
understand you that a special solution for your company. Why should all
git users have that addition?

Two questions about your setup:

        1. Why do you always clone your repository? To me clone is a one
        time operation.

        2. Why don't you tag your releases with an ordinary tag?

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