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From: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
Cc: "Alex Henrie" <alexhenrie24@gmail.com>,
	"Phillip Wood" <phillip.wood123@gmail.com>,
	"Git Mailing List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Ævar Arnfjörð" <avarab@gmail.com>,
	"Felipe Contreras" <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] pull: abort if --ff-only is given and fast-forwarding is impossible
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 18:05:08 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <60eccaa4c70d_a71772087f@natae.notmuch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqbl772l4m.fsf@gitster.g>

Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com> writes:
> 
> >> 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?
> >
> > git pull's --no-ff is documented to "create a merge commit in all
> > cases", and thus as worded, seems incompatible with rebasing to me.
> 
> It smells like a "too literally to be useful" interpretation of a
> pice of documentation that has no relevance to "pull --rebase" to
> me, though.  It comes from merge-options.txt and would not be
> relevant to "git pull --rebase" to begin with.

But Elijah's statement is correct.

`git pull --no-ff --rebase` is undocumented. Period.

-- 
Felipe Contreras

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-12 23:05 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
2021-07-12 20:51             ` Elijah Newren
2021-07-12 23:00               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-12 23:05                 ` Felipe Contreras [this message]
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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