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From: Bryan Turner <>
To: Tommaso Ercole <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>, Jeff King <>,
	Taylor Blau <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: Creation of a branch named that has a directory prefix equal to the name of another branch fail.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 02:30:15 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 1:21 AM Tommaso Ercole <> wrote:
> Hi all and thanks for the answers.
> By my understanding it seems that you are aware of all the problems and you have just in place a solution for the future.
> I will just wait for it.
> Thank you really much for your effort, best regards,
> Tommaso Ercole
> P.S. btw this chat is it private between us or published somewhere, I just thought about it now, when I saw my phone number on my signature...

It's a public list, which anyone can register for, and it also has
multiple archives, like:

I don't think there's any way to scrub the data now. Even if it was
removed from as a one-off, the original email was
delivered to the entire list.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Junio C Hamano <>
> Sent: venerdì 24 luglio 2020 22:44
> To: Jeff King <>
> Cc: Taylor Blau <>; Tommaso Ercole <>;
> Subject: Re: Creation of a branch named that has a directory prefix equal to the name of another branch fail.
> Jeff King <> writes:
> > Note that even though packed-refs does not have this limitation, we
> > still enforce it in order to avoid headaches when moving between loose
> > and packed refs.
> >
> > Likewise, we'll probably[1] continue to enforce it with reftables, at
> > least for a while, to make things less confusing when pushing and
> > pulling between repositories with different storage.
> Yup, that coincides with my understanding.
> The files backend could also learn encoding/decoding refnames and that could be used to transition, if/when we decide to discard the "refs are organized in a directory-tree like fashion" design we have been using, to a new world order where a branch M and branches M/A, M/B, and M/C can co-exist.  Encoding/decoding refname to map to the filename would also help those on case insensitive filesystems.
> Thanks to the recent preparation work for reftable, we are ensuring that we do not leave direct accesses to $GIT_DIR/refs/* in our codebase outside the files backend implementation, such a transition hopefully is getting much easier to do than before.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-27  9:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2020-07-24 10:26 ` Creation of a branch named that has a directory prefix equal to the name of another branch fail Tommaso Ercole
2020-07-24 16:00   ` Taylor Blau
2020-07-24 20:00     ` Jeff King
2020-07-24 20:43       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-27  8:21         ` Tommaso Ercole
2020-07-27  9:30           ` Bryan Turner [this message]
2020-07-27  8:51       ` Han-Wen Nienhuys
2020-07-24 20:36   ` Junio C Hamano

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