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From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Git List Mailing <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Avoiding 'master' nomenclature
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:39:57 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.2008110430080.50@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqo8nicxn2.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com>

Hi Junio,

On Mon, 10 Aug 2020, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de> writes:
>
> > TBH I expected some discussion along the line "Shouldn't this be an
> > opt-in, with the initial default saying 'every branch except
> > `master`'?", but that seems not to have taken place.
>
> I do not quite get it.  Without any explicit configuration, every branch
> except 'master' is shown, just like we've done for the past 15 years.
> You can opt into hiding other names instead of 'master', hiding nothing,
> or hiding everything.

Sorry for being unclear.

What I meant was: instead of a list of negative patterns, it might be more
desirable to have a positive list of patterns, with the option to exclude
some, much in the way `.gitignore` allows us to do. Something like this:

	[merge]
		mentionDestinationBranch = *
		mentionDestinationBranch = !master

i.e. a list that specifies which branch names we _do_ want to mention in
the merge commit's message, with possible exceptions.

However, this might be overkill, and a bit more complicated to implement,
as we now would also have to allow "negative" patterns. The most likely
avenue to this would be to use the `exclude_list` machinery, which would
be doubly confusing because we no longer would _exclude_ but _include_ a
set of branch names.

I am not sure that it makes sense to pursue this direction, but I wanted
to at least mention it lest we bump into limitations later that cannot be
fixed, by design.

What do you think?

Ciao,
Dscho

  reply index

Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-29 19:44 Linus Torvalds
2020-07-29 20:04 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 20:23   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-07-29 20:38     ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-07-29 20:46       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-07-29 20:56         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-07-30  8:17       ` lego_12239
2020-07-31  0:57         ` Jeff King
2020-07-31  8:19           ` Oleg
2020-07-29 20:40     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-07-29 20:58       ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 21:20         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-07-30  0:29           ` Jeff King
2020-07-30  0:44             ` Linus Torvalds
2020-07-30  0:52               ` Jeff King
2020-07-30  0:57                 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-07-31  0:44                   ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 21:25         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 22:50           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-30  0:14             ` Jeff King
2020-07-30  0:23               ` Linus Torvalds
2020-07-30 10:11                 ` Michal Suchánek
2020-07-30  0:31               ` Jeff King
2020-07-30  0:36             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-30 18:02               ` [PATCH v3 0/2] fmt-merge-msg: selectively suppress "into <branch>" Junio C Hamano
2020-07-30 18:02                 ` [PATCH v3 1/2] Revert "fmt-merge-msg: stop treating `master` specially" Junio C Hamano
2020-07-30 19:10                   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-07-30 19:40                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-30 18:02                 ` [PATCH v3 2/2] fmt-merge-msg: allow merge destination to be omitted again Junio C Hamano
2020-07-31  0:42                 ` [PATCH v3 0/2] fmt-merge-msg: selectively suppress "into <branch>" Jeff King
2020-07-31  2:04                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-31  2:22                     ` Jeff King
2020-07-31 20:03                       ` Taylor Blau
2020-07-31 20:12                         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-31 20:17                           ` Taylor Blau
2020-08-01  7:15                         ` Michal Suchánek
2020-08-10 11:53               ` Avoiding 'master' nomenclature Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-10 15:45                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-11  2:39                   ` Johannes Schindelin [this message]
2020-08-12  0:30                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 20:40     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 20:51       ` Linus Torvalds

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