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Antw: Re: bug deleting "unmerged" branch (2.12.3)

Hi Philip!

I'm unsure what you are asking for...

>>> "Philip Oakley" <philipoakley@xxxxxxx> 04.12.17 0.30 Uhr >>>
From: "Junio C Hamano" <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
> "Philip Oakley" <philipoakley@xxxxxxx> writes:
>> I think it was that currently you are on M, and neither A nor B are
>> ancestors (i.e. merged) of M.
>> As Junio said:- "branch -d" protects branches that are yet to be
>> merged to the **current branch**.
> Actually, I think people loosened this over time and removal of
> branch X is not rejected even if the range HEAD..X is not empty, as
> long as X is marked to integrate with/build on something else with
> branch.X.{remote,merge} and the range X@{upstream}..X is empty.
> So the stress of "current branch" above you added is a bit of a
> white lie.

Ah, thanks. [I haven't had chance to check the code]

The man page does say:
.    -d
.    Delete a branch. The branch must be fully merged in its upstream
.    branch, or in HEAD if no upstream was set with --track 
.    or --set-upstream.

It's whether or not Ulrich had joined the two aspects together, and if the
doc was sufficient to help recognise the 'unmerged' issue. Ulrich?