On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 05:36:59PM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:

> > I noticed that this only picks up a publish-branch if
> > branch.*.pushremote is configured. What happened to the case when
> > remote.pushdefault is configured?
> What happens when branch.*.remote is not configured for @{upstream}? The same
> thing.

I don't know if that is a good comparison.

In other threads, the discussed meaning of @{publish} was something like
"the tracking branch of the ref you would push to if you ran 'git push'
without arguments".

That is consistent with @{upstream} being "the tracking branch of the
ref you would pull from with 'git pull'". But "git pull" without a
branch.*.remote will do nothing, so "what pull would do" is the same as
"what you have configured in your branch.*.remote".

Whereas "git push" does not depend on having branch.*.pushremote
configured. Its behavior is based on push.default and push refspecs, so
"what push would do" must take that into account.

> It might be useful to visualize what would be the name of the branch when
> pushing it (without a refspec) even if the publish branch hasn't been
> configured, but I think the code would be much more coplicated, and it would
> break symetry with @{upstream}, besides, the user can just do 'git push -p
> branch', and from that moment on it will be visible.

It is more complicated (see the patches that Junio had at
jk/branch-at-publish), but I think it is more likely to do what the user

For instance, it looks like your @{publish} requires config like:

  [branch "master"]
  pushremote = foo
  push = refs/heads/bar

to operate. Setting "pushremote" affects what "git push" does; it will
go to the "foo" remote. But the branch.master.push setting does not do
anything to "git push". Only a push refspec (or push.default setting)
will change that. So the "branch.*.push" must be kept in sync manually
(perhaps by running "git push -p").

Whereas if @{publish} means "where you would push to", then
"branch.*.push" does not need to exist at all. The values can be taken
automatically from the other push settings.


PS I first tried just setting "branch.master.pushremote" without setting
   "branch.master.push". This results in a segfault, as branch_get()
   assumes that push_name is always set and tries to xstrdup() it.
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