Ed Hutchins <e...@demeterr.com> writes:

> I realize that branch names are ephemeral repo-specific things, but it
> would be really useful to be able to determine what branch a commit
> was authored from (as a hint to ancestry graph layout tools, for
> example).

Hmm.  I think the current thinking so far is that it is harmful to
engrave that information in the commit object, exactly for the
reason you stated upfront: these names are local in the repository
the commit was created, and do not have any global meaning.

> Is there any way to do this currently, is it planned, or
> would it be deemed useful enough to be worth adding to each commit
> object?

No, no, and no, not because it is not just useful enough but it may
be actively harmful.
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