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From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
To: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Andreas Krey <a.krey@gmx.de>,
	John Keeping <john@keeping.me.uk>, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Richard Hansen <rhansen@bbn.com>,
	Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.org>,
	"W. Trevor King" <wking@tremily.us>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 4/7] pull: add --merge option
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 19:32:50 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20140502193250.GF75770@vauxhall.crustytoothpaste.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <536305def1e35_23b2147b2f0bb@nysa.notmuch>

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On Thu, May 01, 2014 at 09:41:34PM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> brian m. carlson wrote:
> > On Thu, May 01, 2014 at 07:00:05PM -0500, Felipe Contreras wrote:
> > > Also, deprecate --no-rebase since there's no need for it any more.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
> > > ---
> > >  Documentation/git-pull.txt |  8 ++++++--
> > >  git-pull.sh                | 10 +++++++++-
> > >  2 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > > 
> > > diff --git a/Documentation/git-pull.txt b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
> > > index 9a91b9f..767bca3 100644
> > > --- a/Documentation/git-pull.txt
> > > +++ b/Documentation/git-pull.txt
> > > @@ -127,8 +127,12 @@ It rewrites history, which does not bode well when you
> > >  published that history already.  Do *not* use this option
> > >  unless you have read linkgit:git-rebase[1] carefully.
> > >  
> > > ---no-rebase::
> > > -	Override earlier --rebase.
> > > +-m::
> > > +--merge::
> > > +	Force a merge.
> > > ++
> > > +See `pull.mode`, `branch.<name>.pullmode` in linkgit:git-config[1] if you want
> > > +to make `git pull` always use `--merge`.
> > 
> > So I'm confused here, and maybe you can enlighten me.  As I read this
> > documentation, --merge would always force a merge, like --no-ff.  If so,
> > I don't see an option to preserve the existing behavior, which is the
> > I-don't-care-just-do-it case.  If the behavior is different, then this
> > documentation needs to be improved, I think, along with the
> > documentation earlier in the series.
> 
> I don't understand what is your point.
> 
> So basically you think these should be the same?
> 
>   % git pull --merge --no-merge --rebase --no-rebase
>   % git pull

My point is that it's unclear to me what options I need to use to retain
the current behavior (fast-forward if possible, merge otherwise) without
a warning.  Right now, it looks like --merge is equivalent to --no-ff,
which seems silly, since we already have an option for that.

So my request is that you add an option (command-line and configuration)
that maintains the current behavior, or if there's already such an
option, that the documentation be clear enough so that I can figure it
out.  Because right now, it's not.

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  reply	other threads:[~2014-05-02 19:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-05-02  0:00 [PATCH v6 0/7] Reject non-ff pulls by default Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02  0:00 ` [PATCH v6 1/7] pull: rename pull.rebase to pull.mode Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02 14:13   ` W. Trevor King
2014-05-02 20:45   ` Richard Hansen
2014-05-02 21:12     ` Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02 23:51       ` Richard Hansen
2014-05-02  0:00 ` [PATCH v6 2/7] pull: migrate all the tests " Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02  0:00 ` [PATCH v6 3/7] pull: refactor $rebase variable into $mode Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02  0:00 ` [PATCH v6 4/7] pull: add --merge option Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02  1:37   ` brian m. carlson
2014-05-02  2:41     ` Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02 19:32       ` brian m. carlson [this message]
2014-05-02 20:14         ` Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02 20:44           ` brian m. carlson
2014-05-02  0:00 ` [PATCH v6 5/7] pull: add merge-ff-only option Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02 14:57   ` W. Trevor King
2014-05-02  0:00 ` [PATCH v6 6/7] pull: add warning on non-ff merges Felipe Contreras
2014-05-02  0:00 ` [PATCH v6 7/7] pull: only allow ff merges by default Felipe Contreras

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