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Re: git-push branch confusion caused by user mistake

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 2:13 PM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Phil Hord <phil.hord@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> I think git should be smarter about deducing the dest ref from the
>> source ref if the source ref is in refs/remotes, but I'm not sure how
>> far to take it.
> My knee-jerk reaction is "Don't take it anywhere".
> Giving a refspec from the command line is an established way to
> defeat the default behaviour when you do not give any and only the
> remote, and making it do things behind user's back, you would be
> robbing the escape hatch from people.
> It often is useful in real-life workflow when "git push $dest
> origin/master" does exactly the way it works now, which I actually
> use myself.  Imagine that you have two repositories, use one of them
> primarily to interact with the outside world and do your work, but
> you then occasionally push from that primary repository to the other
> one, instead of logging into the host that has the other one and
> running a fetch on that host from the outside world.  Your "trying
> to be clever when given a colon-less refspec" will force people to
> type "git push $dest origin/master:origin/master" in such a case.

It might be worth having some warning or something happen here? I've
had several  co-workers at $DAYJOB get confused by this sort of thing.