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Re: does a stash *need* any reference to the branch on which it was created?

On Mon, 4 Jun 2018, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >   i realize that, when you "git stash push", stash graciously
> > saves the branch you were on as part of the commit message, but
> > does any subsequent stash operation technically *need* that branch
> > name?
> It is not "saves", but "the message it automatically generates
> includes <branch> and <commit title> as a human readable reminder".

  sorry, poor choice of words (particularly embarrassing as i'm such a
stickler for wording :-P)

> "git stash" does not have to read that message, as it is not
> prepared to read and understand what you wrote after you ran your
> own "git stash push -m 'my random message'" anyway.  It is merely
> for your consumption, especially when it appears in "git stash
> list".

  right, that's what i wanted to confirm, thanks.



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