RE: [PATCH 0/3] git worktree prune improvements
- Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2018 09:21:56 -0500
- From: "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [PATCH 0/3] git worktree prune improvements
On March 2, 2018 10:39 PM, Nguy?n Thái Ng?c Duy wrote:
> This is something we could do to improve the situation when a user manually
> moves a worktree and not follow the update process (we have had the first
> reported case ). Plus a bit cleanup in gc.
> I think this is something we should do until we somehow make the user
> aware that the worktree is broken as soon as they move a worktree
> manually. But there's some more work to get there.
>  http://public-inbox.org/git/%3Caa98f187-4b1a-176d-2a1b-
I wonder whether the OT thread discussion about branch annotation may have some value here. For some repositories I manage, I have received questions about whether there was some way to know that a branch in the clone was associated with a worktree "at any point in the past", which, once the worktree has been pruned, is not derivable in a formal computational sense - there may be specific conditions where it is. Perhaps, if that line of development moves forward, that we should considering annotating the worktree-created branch to help with our pruning process and to identify where the branch originated.
Just a thought.
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