From: Felipe Contreras <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>, Alex Henrie <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "Elijah Newren" <email@example.com>, "Phillip Wood" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Git Mailing List" <email@example.com>, "Ævar Arnfjörð" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Felipe Contreras" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [PATCH] pull: abort if --ff-only is given and fast-forwarding is impossible Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 15:19:50 -0500 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Junio C Hamano wrote: > Alex Henrie <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > Sorry, I misspoke. I was thinking of the case where fast-forwarding is > > impossible. > > When we cannot fast-forward (i.e. we have our own development that > is not in the tip of their history), > > --ff-only would cause the operation fail > --ff would become no-op (as it merely allows fast-forwarding) > --no-ff would become no-op (as it merely forbids fast-forwarding) > > and the latter two case, we'd either merge or rebase (with possibly > specified mode like --preserve-merges). I thought the current > documentation is already fairly clear on this point? Correct. But the documentation says absolutly nothing about `--ff-only --rebase`. > > If fast-forwarding is possible, --ff-only already effectively > > implies --no-rebase, and we might want to make that explicit in > > the documentation. > > When we fast-forward (i.e. their history is descendant from ours, > and the user did not give --no-ff), it does not matter if it is done > using the merge backend, the rebase backend, or by the "git pull" > wrapper. The end user does not care. The end result is that the tip > of the branch now points at the tip of the history we pulled from > the other side and that is all what matters. > > So, from that point of view, I do not think we want to say rebase or > merge or anything else for such a case in the documentation. Correct again. But currently the only way a fast-forward is possible is by doing `git merge --ff-only`, which is a merge done in a fast-forward way. If we add my proposed `git fast-forward` , then the documentation could be updated to say that --ff-only does a `git fast-forward`, and thus there's no need for `git merge` (or `git rebase`).  https://email@example.com/ -- Felipe Contreras
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-07-12 20:19 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2021-07-11 1:26 Alex Henrie 2021-07-11 17:08 ` Felipe Contreras 2021-07-11 20:00 ` Alex Henrie 2021-07-11 21:41 ` Felipe Contreras 2021-07-12 10:21 ` Phillip Wood 2021-07-12 16:04 ` Felipe Contreras 2021-07-12 16:29 ` Alex Henrie 2021-07-12 17:43 ` Felipe Contreras 2021-07-12 17:08 ` Junio C Hamano 2021-07-12 17:30 ` Felipe Contreras 2021-07-12 17:50 ` Elijah Newren 2021-07-12 18:20 ` Felipe Contreras 2021-07-12 18:20 ` Alex Henrie 2021-07-12 18:24 ` Alex Henrie 2021-07-12 19:55 ` Junio C Hamano 2021-07-12 20:19 ` Felipe Contreras [this message] 2021-07-12 20:51 ` Elijah Newren 2021-07-12 23:00 ` Junio C Hamano 2021-07-12 23:05 ` Felipe Contreras 2021-07-12 23:24 ` Elijah Newren 2021-07-12 20:37 ` Elijah Newren 2021-07-12 21:06 ` Felipe Contreras 2021-07-12 17:54 ` Phillip Wood 2021-07-14 8:37 ` Son Luong Ngoc 2021-07-14 15:14 ` Felipe Contreras 2021-07-14 15:22 ` Elijah Newren 2021-07-14 17:19 ` Junio C Hamano 2021-07-14 17:31 ` Felipe Contreras
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