On 13-09-24 03:51 AM, Jeff King wrote:
On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 08:42:26AM +0200, Michael Haggerty wrote:
I think it would be preferable if "--prune" would *not* affect tags, and
if there were an extra option like "--prune-tags" that would have to be
used explicitly to cause tags to be pruned. Would somebody object to
such a change?
I think most of this problem is the way that we fetch tags straight into
the refs/tags hierarchy. You would not do:
fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/heads/*
prune = true
unless you wanted to be a pure-mirror, because you would hose your local
changes any time you fetched. But that is _exactly_ what we do with a
If we instead moved to a default fetch refspec more like:
fetch = +refs/*:refs/remotes/origin/refs/*
I'm all for such a change.
You no doubt recall the lengthy discussion about remote ref namespaces
back in 2011 . That arose while planning for 1.8, but my feeble
recollection is that the change was considered too disruptive. It seems
2.0 would be a better home for such work.
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