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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Git List Mailing <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Avoiding 'master' nomenclature
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:40:38 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqqa6zi9hrt.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wisOOrfEvab9S417MnPSY8dVkbDOKa6ccdi1Bg3X1PMaw@mail.gmail.com> (Linus Torvalds's message of "Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:23:33 -0700")

Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> writes:

> Even if you don't want to treat "master" specially, there's two actual
> reasons to do so:
>
>  (a) the technical one: it's the old default one in a lot of existing
> repositories, so if there is no defaultBranchName, it effectively
> _was_ that
>
>  (b) the non-technical one: if the aim is to get rid of "master"
> terminology, THAT IS EXACTLY what the code did before it was removed.
>
> So really. Both from a technical _and_ a terminology angle, that
> commit was just wrong.

Your "if the aim is" is curious---the change is not particularly
aimed for that.  As far as I understand it, it was also to retire
the "one single thing is special among others" mentality (which by
the way I find somewhat offending).

The original did two things wrong, i.e. treated one thing specially,
and designated 'master' which has been declared a dirty word as that
special thing.  Killing these two wrongs with one stone does not
feel so stupid.

  parent 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
2020-08-12  0:30                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 20:40     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-07-29 20:51       ` Linus Torvalds

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