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Re: Bug report: git clone with dest

On Fri, Jan 05, 2018 at 09:22:07PM +0100, Johannes Schindelin wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Jan 2018, Isaac Shabtay wrote:
> > Done: https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/pull/1421
> > 
> > I added credit to Jeff in the PR's description.
> Sadly, the PR's description won't make it into the commit history, and the
> authorship really should have been retained.
> I found Peff's topic branch in his fork and force-pushed, to demonstrate
> what I wanted to have. Currently the test suite is running (I test 64-bit
> builds of the three major platforms Windows, macOS and Linux), and once
> that is done and passed, I will merge the Pull Request.

I think the discussion has ended at "don't do anything else", but note
that Junio and I were musing on whether to update the series around the
dir_exists() function. Which would then create headaches for you later
when you try to merge a subtly-different series that makes it upstream.

Like I said, I think we've resolved not to do anything, but I wanted to
point out a potential pitfall with this kind of "pick up a topic early"
strategy (I'm intimately familiar with this pitfall because I do it all
the time for the fork we run on our servers at GitHub).