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authorMichael Haggerty <>2015-03-03 11:43:16 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-03-05 20:35:37 (GMT)
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reflog_expire(): ignore --updateref for symbolic references
If we are expiring reflog entries for a symbolic reference, then how should --updateref be handled if the newest reflog entry is expired? Option 1: Update the referred-to reference. (This is what the current code does.) This doesn't make sense, because the referred-to reference has its own reflog, which hasn't been rewritten. Option 2: Update the symbolic reference itself (as in, REF_NODEREF). This would convert the symbolic reference into a non-symbolic reference (e.g., detaching HEAD), which is surely not what a user would expect. Option 3: Error out. This is plausible, but it would make the following usage impossible: git reflog expire ... --updateref --all Option 4: Ignore --updateref for symbolic references. We choose to implement option 4. Note: another problem in this code will be fixed in a moment. Signed-off-by: Michael Haggerty <> Reviewed-by: Stefan Beller <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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