The current documentation mentions the private ref namespace, but does not really explain why it can be useful.
Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@imag.fr> --- This small patch was sent inline during a previous conversation, but did not really catch attention ;-). Resending as a proper patch. Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt | 6 ++++++ 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+) diff --git a/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt index 0827f69..9ae36da 100644 --- a/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt +++ b/Documentation/gitremote-helpers.txt @@ -176,6 +176,12 @@ applicable refspec takes precedence. The left-hand of refspecs advertised with this capability must cover all refs reported by the list command. If no 'refspec' capability is advertised, there is an implied `refspec *:*`. ++ +When writing remote-helpers for decentralized version control +systems, it is advised to keep a local copy of the repository to +interact with, and to let the private namespace refs point to this +local repository, while the refs/remotes namespace is used to track +the remote repository. 'bidi-import':: This modifies the 'import' capability. -- 1.8.4.rc4.4.g57d5d3d -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html