I'm fairly new to git and I wanted to ask about a certain behavior that
I want to fix myself (if you agree with me that it is a misbehavior)...
since I've never contributed to open source and it'll be an important
step for me to start and get something done.
In general, whenever something a user "should" do, git always tells. So,
for example, when things go wrong with a merge, you have the option to
abort. When you are doing a rebase, git tells you to do git commit
--amend, and then git rebase --continue... and so on.
The point is: Because of this, git is expected to always instruct you on
what to do next in a multilevel operation, or instructing you what to do
when an operation has gone wrong.
Now comes the problem. When you do a git stash pop, and a merge conflict
happens, git correctly tells you to fix the problems and then git add to
resolve the conflict. But once that happens, and the internal status of
git tells you that there are no more problems (I have a prompt that
tells me git's internal status), the operation is not culminated by
dropping the stash reference, which what normally happens automatically
after a git stash pop. This has actually confused me for a lot of time,
till I ran into a git committer and asked him, and only then were I 100%
confident that I did nothing wrong and it is indeed a UX problem. I
wasted a lot of time to know why the operation is not completed as
expected (since I trusted that git just does the right thing), and it
turned out that it is git's fault.
If this is accepted, please reply to this email and tell me to start
working on it. I've read the Documenation/SubmittingPatches guidelines,
but I'll appreciate also telling me where to base my change. My guess is
maint, since it's a "bug" in the sense of UX.
Thanks and sorry for the long email.
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