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Re: Feature suggestion: Filter branches by user




On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 1:51 PM Victor Porton <porton@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On 30/01/2019 23:49, Jacob Keller wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 7:22 AM Victor Porton <porton@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> I want Git to display all branches created by me.
> >>
> >> So we need the new feature of Git, to display all branches created by a
> >> given user ("me" by default).
> >>
> >> I think, the similar feature for tags may also be useful.
> >>
> > Branches don't contain authorship, as far as I know. Annotated tags
> > do, but lightweight tags do not.
> So it should be changed. Branches should contain authorship (to
> implement my feature suggestion).

If you wanted to implement such a feature, yes that would have to be part if it.

I do not believe that it would be easy, and it would likely require a
lot of effort to do so, because branches don't point to specific
objects (unlike annotated tags), and thus the information about "who
created a branch" would not align well with an object.

You *can* use the most recent commit in a branch as a proxy of "who
last edited this branch", possibly by using the committer.

However, because branches change over time, (as new commits are
added), you can't simply store the information of who created the
branch as an object (which is what annotated tags do).

I'm not sure this is feasible.

A simpler solution for your end, is to have an standard prefix you use
for your own branches (i.e. I use jk-, because that's my initials).
Then you can use prefix matching to find the branches that are your
own.

Thanks,
Jake

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