Re: Tools that do an automatic fetch defeat "git push --force-with-lease"
- Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2017 18:03:47 -0400
- From: Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Tools that do an automatic fetch defeat "git push --force-with-lease"
On Sat, Apr 08, 2017 at 05:03:06PM +0200, Stefan Haller wrote:
> Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I think Matt's point is just that the default, to use origin/branch, is
> > unsafe. It's convenient when you don't have extra fetches, but that
> > convenience may not be worth the potential surprise.
> I don't think "surprise" is the right word here. The point of
> --force-with-lease is to provide a guarantee, so if you can't trust the
> guarantee, it makes the feature rather pointless.
You can trust it under a certain set of conditions. If you break those
conditions, it doesn't work. So that's why I said "surprise": most users
aren't going to be aware of those conditions.
But I also used the word "unsafe". That, or "dangerous", is certainly
accurate. And I don't at all disagree that the situation should be