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Re: [PATCH v3 1/3] refs/files-backend: add longer-scoped copy of string to list

On 5 September 2017 at 23:26, Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>> I noticed the HEAD funniness, too, when looking at this earlier. I agree
>> with Junio that it's not quite consistent with the general rule of
>> "string list items point to their refnames", but I don't think it
>> matters in practice.
> Yup, we are on the same page; the "fix" I was alluding to would look
> exactly like what you wrote below, but I agree the distinction does
> not matter in practice.  IOW, I do not think the code after Martin's
> fix is wrong per-se.

Well, "not wrong per-se" tells me you'd feel slightly more comfortable
about the state of things if we did this. ;)

I'll take Peff's hint, tweak/add comments for correctness and symmetry
with the previous patch and add an if-BUG for symmetry. Peff: Do I have
your sign-off? (Do I need it?)

Junio: The topic is in pu as ma/split-symref-update-fix. Re-roll or new
topic or as a separate "patch 4/3" for you to place on top, any

If we re-roll, would you prefer Peff's much smaller take on patch 2
(strbuf_release where it matters, instead of sprinkling "goto out" all
over)? I think me and him agreed that we'd be fine either way. I'd reuse
my commit message, if I get his sign-off and "From:".

Obviously, if Michael or anyone else has any input, I'm open to that as