On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 02:14:07AM -0400, Jeff King wrote:
> > Could this error message be improved for interactive commands by
> > first checking to see whether or not the path starts with a remote,
> > then recommend that the remote be pulled?
> That might be worth doing. We cannot definitely say the branch exists
> without hitting the network (which we would not want to do in the
> general case), but I think it is reasonable for git to give suggestions
> (we could also give a "did you mean X..." for near-typos, as we do for
> typo-ed commands like "git dif".
> If you do try it, please don't just check for the remote name, but
> actually complete the right-hand side of the fetch refspec for each
> remote. They are equivalent in the default config, but aren't
> necessarily so (and there has been talk of adjusting the layout of
> remote refspecs). I don't recall offhand what functions we have to help
> you, but I believe Johan (cc'd) was working in this area recently and
> might be able to say more.
...and of course I forgot to cc Johan in the original.
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