Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> David Jeske <dav...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> When you do "git commit --amend",
>>> the current commit will become dangling (in the sense that it's not
>>> referred by any ref, but the commit exists) and those are just noise
>>> in my opinion.
>> This is *exactly* my point.
>> There is no way to distinguish a commit which was accidentally and
>> implicitly dangled due to checkout or submodule update on a detached
>> head, from all those other intentionally dangling refs which were
>> explicitly handled with merge, rebase, amend.
> I do not follow.  Just like "commit --amend", checking out another
> branch to leave a detached HEAD _is_ an explicit way to discard what
> you started experimenting behind, declaring it useless.  Otherwise
> you would have saved it to some named branch.
> This of course assumes that, as you said in one of your earlier
> messages, the user knows what he is doing, though.

By the way, by the above I do not mean "checking out a named branch
should not be protected".  I am saying "treating commits lost by
running 'commit --amend' differently does not make sense to me".
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