On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote: > Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes: > >> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 6:55 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote: >>> People often find "git log --branches" etc. that includes _all_ >>> branches is cumbersome to use when they want to grab most but except >>> some. The same applies to --tags, --all and --glob. >> >> This idea looks very familiar, from the wording of this commit message >> it seems you came with the idea out of nowhere. Did you? > > As the comment after three-dash quotes, the inspiration came from > this suggestion: > > > It may be a good idea to step back a bit and think of this topic as > > a way to enhance the --branches option and its friends with only the > > inclusive wildcard semantics. > > which is not anything new. It takes from J6t's > > To unclutter 'git branch' output, I rename work-in-progress branches > to begin with "wip/", ready-to-merge branches do not carry this > prefix. To inspect unmerged work of the latter kind of branches I > would like to type... what?
Yeah, and where did that come from? > But the thing is, that is nothing new, either. > > Pretty much ever since we added --branches --tags and later --glob, > > (1) traversing from "almost all but minus some branches", and > (2) stopping traversal at "almost all but minus some branches" > > were what people sometimes wanted to have (which is pretty much what > the first paragraph of the proposed commit message says) using > "negative glob". Looking the phrase in the list archive finds for > example $gmane/159770 from 2010, but I would not be surprised if you > find older message wishing the same. It is very peculiar that your patch suddenly appeared after I sent a patch for --except, and nobody has sent a similar patch, which is not what you would expect if "this was nothing new". -- Felipe Contreras -- 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