On 10/23/2013 08:36 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote: > Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> writes: > >> "git fetch" was being used with contrived refspecs to create tags and >> remote-tracking branches in test repositories in preparation for the >> actual tests. This is obscure and also makes one wonder whether this >> is indeed just preparation or whether some side-effect of "git fetch" >> is being tested. >> >> So use the more straightforward commands "git tag" / "git update-ref" >> when preparing branches in test repositories. >> >> Signed-off-by: Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> >> --- >> t/t5510-fetch.sh | 8 ++++---- >> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-) >> >> diff --git a/t/t5510-fetch.sh b/t/t5510-fetch.sh >> index c5e5dfc..08d8dbb 100755 >> --- a/t/t5510-fetch.sh >> +++ b/t/t5510-fetch.sh >> @@ -88,7 +88,7 @@ test_expect_success 'fetch --prune on its own works as >> expected' ' >> cd "$D" && >> git clone . prune && >> cd prune && >> - git fetch origin refs/heads/master:refs/remotes/origin/extrabranch && >> + git update-ref refs/remotes/origin/extrabranch master && > > As long as you have checked that our local 'master' should be at the > same commit as the origin's 'master' at this point, I think this > change is OK.
It doesn't matter what the reference points at; the only point of these tests is to check whether branches that look like stale remote-tracking branches are pruned or not by the later command. > I wouldn't call the use of "very explicit, without any room for > mistake" refspecs "contrived", though. According to Wiktionary, contrived means "unnatural, forced". When the goal is just to create a local reference whose contents are irrelevant, "fetch" is not the first command that comes to my mind. It brings a lot of unnecessary machinery to bear on such a trivial task. Plus it is not very common in daily life to invoke "fetch" with a complicated, asymmetic refspec like this. Because of that it cost me a little extra time to convince myself that the "fetch" command wasn't trying to do something more. In that sense it seems "contrived" to me. Michael -- Michael Haggerty mhag...@alum.mit.edu http://softwareswirl.blogspot.com/ -- 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