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Re: What's cooking in git.git (Jul 2017, #03; Mon, 10)

Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>> [1] Another sticking point is that this really does need to be in the
>>     reflog of the ref we are pushing (and not, e.g., HEAD). But one does
>>     not always push from a ref. I suspect that's OK in practice, though.
>>     If you are doing "git push --force-with-lease HEAD~2:master", it is
>>     probably OK for us to error out with "uh, lease from what?".
> I actually expect this to bite me personally, as I often do not
> rewind the actual "topic" ref that is my target of rewriting,
> because I am a chicken---I detach the HEAD and build a history there
> to see if I can come up with a better history, compare the result
> with what is on the "topic" (which is not touched at all during the
> rewriting), and after all is done, do a "checkout -B topic".  The
> "remote tip must appear in the local reflog" rule will never be
> satisfied.

Well "bite" is not quite accurate, as I do not push to a repository
racing with others, and there is no reason for me to use --force
with lease.  I always push '+pu', and push '+next" once after each
release, and there is no need for any lease when I push things out.

But if I were collaborating with others in another project that uses
a shared central repository workflow, and if I were in the mood to
see how well/better this "improved safer DWIM" mode behaves, then it
would bite me.