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[RFC PATCH 0/4] Add alias option to git branch

From c1bad54b29ae1c1d8548d248f6ecaa5959e55f7b Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Kenneth Cochran <kenneth.cochran101@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2019 09:40:22 -0600
Subject: [RFC PATCH 0/4] Add alias option to git branch
Cc: Sahil Dua <sahildua2305@xxxxxxxxx>,
    Duy Nguyen <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx>,
    Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx>

I find myself often using git symbolic-ref to get around work requirements to use branch names that are not very human friendly.
There are a few problems with this:
	- There’s a lot of text to type
	- Mistyping certain parts (heads/refs) will do things other than create a branch alias
	- It will happily overwrite an existing branch
	- Deleting one that is checked out will put HEAD in an invalid state.

I think this solution is much better; however, I’m not super familiar with the codebase, so I’m sure it can be improved.
I’d appreciate any feedback.

Kenneth Cochran (4):
  branch: add "--alias" option to create an alias
  refs: add function to iteratively dereference symref chain
  worktree: symref should be found anywhere in chain
  branch: disallow accidentally breaking symrefs

 Documentation/git-branch.txt |  8 ++++
 builtin/branch.c             | 49 ++++++++++++++++++++-
 refs.c                       | 28 ++++++++++++
 refs.h                       | 13 ++++++
 t/t3207-branch-alias.sh      | 83 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 worktree.c                   | 18 +++++---
 6 files changed, 191 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
 create mode 100755 t/t3207-branch-alias.sh