On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Eric Wong <normalper...@yhbt.net> wrote: > Johan Herland <jo...@herland.net> wrote: >> git-svn by default puts its Subversion-tracking refs directly in >> refs/remotes/*. This runs counter to Git's convention of using >> refs/remotes/$remote/* for storing remote-tracking branches. > >> Furthermore, combining git-svn with regular git remotes run the risk of >> clobbering refs under refs/remotes (e.g. if you have a git remote >> called "tags" with a "v1" branch, it will overlap with the git-svn's >> tracking branch for the "v1" tag from Subversion. >> >> Even though the git-svn refs stored in refs/remotes/* are not "proper" >> remote-tracking branches (since they are not covered by a proper git >> remote's refspec), they clearly represent a similar concept, and would >> benefit from following the same convention. > > I regretted my original naming shortly after introducing it (IIRC, > git-svn was the first refs/remotes/* user). However, this risks > breaking existing code and 3rd-party docs/tutorials.
True. Although the patch does not affect existing git-svn configurations, it does affect all future (where the user does not pass --prefix), and all documentation and scripts that will come to work on those must be adjusted accordingly. > How about we put a big warning of impending change in there for now and > wait until git 1.9/2.0 to make the actual change? Sounds sensible. What should the warning look like, and where should it be placed? I'm thinking that if you run git svn init/clone without --prefix, there should be a verbose warning explaining (a) the trouble you're likely to encounter when using no prefix, and (b) the upcoming change in default prefix. Obviuosly, there should be a corresponding note in the git-svn manual page. Any other places in git.git that warrants changing? Hopefully this should be sufficient to trigger corresponding adjustments in third-party tools + docs ahead of the actual change in 1.9/2.0. > Thanks for bringing this up again! Thanks for your comments! ...Johan -- Johan Herland, <jo...@herland.net> www.herland.net -- 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