On 2014-03-16 23:37, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Tim Chase <g...@tim.thechases.com> writes:
> > Is this just an interface inconsistency or is there a some
> > technical reason this doesn't work (or, has it been
> > addressed/fixed, and just not pulled into Debian Stable's
> > version of git)?
> It is merely that nobody thought "rebase" would benefit from such a
> short-hand, I think.
>     Teach more commands that operate on branch names about "-"
>     shorthand for "the branch we were previously on", like we did
>     for "git merge -" sometime after we introduced "git checkout -"
> has been sitting in my "leftover bits" list at
>     http://git-blame.blogspot.com/p/leftover-bits.html
> for quite some time.  Hint, hint...

Not sure if the "Hint, hint" was intended for me, as I'm not exactly
a git hacker.  I did find another place where I reached for it
instinctively (now that I use it regularly with checkout/merge):

  git checkout some_branch
  git commit -m "..."
  git checkout other_branch
  # hmm...what's different between these branches?
  git diff -

which I would have expected to act something like

  git diff some_branch..other_branch

Just for the archives.


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