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authorJunio C Hamano <>2005-12-17 07:19:14 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-12-18 07:10:56 (GMT)
commit011fbc7f07fdf82cf922d1eb269bb4dac3e0cc40 (patch)
tree6941aee58d5c3705f95ee3941e92e4861c4a4596 /sha1_name.c
parent80248b2e4888a05adcb903f53af84ee513d22245 (diff)
Remove misguided branch disambiguation.
This removes the misguided attempt to refuse processing a branch name xyzzy and insist it to be given as either heads/xyzzy or tags/xyzzy when a tag xyzzy exists. There was no reason to do so --- the search order was predictable and well defined, so if the user says xyzzy we should have taken the tag xyzzy in such a case without complaining. This incidentally fixes another subtle bug related to this. If such a duplicate branch/tag name happened to be a unique valid prefix of an existing commit object name (say, "beef"), we did not take the tag "beef" but after complaining used the commit object whose name started with beef. Another problem this fixes while introducing some confusion is that there is no longer a reason to forbid a branch name HEAD anymore. In other words, now "git pull . ref1:HEAD" would work as expected, once we revert "We do not like HEAD branch" patch. It creates "HEAD" branch under ${GIT_DIR-.git}/refs/heads (or fast-forwards if already exists) using the tip of ref1 branch from the current repository, and merges it into the current branch. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'sha1_name.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 30 deletions
diff --git a/sha1_name.c b/sha1_name.c
index bf8f0f0..49e2cc3 100644
--- a/sha1_name.c
+++ b/sha1_name.c
@@ -238,7 +238,6 @@ static int get_sha1_basic(const char *str, int len, unsigned char *sha1)
const char **p;
- int found = 0;
if (len == 40 && !get_sha1_hex(str, sha1))
return 0;
@@ -249,36 +248,10 @@ static int get_sha1_basic(const char *str, int len, unsigned char *sha1)
for (p = prefix; *p; p++) {
char *pathname = git_path("%s/%.*s", *p, len, str);
- if (!read_ref(pathname, sha1)) {
- /* Must be unique; i.e. when heads/foo and
- * tags/foo are both present, reject "foo".
- */
- if (1 < found++)
- return -1;
- }
- /* We want to allow .git/description file and
- * "description" branch to exist at the same time.
- * "git-rev-parse description" should silently skip
- * .git/description file as a candidate for
- * get_sha1(). However, having garbage file anywhere
- * under refs/ is not OK, and we would not have caught
- * ambiguous heads and tags with the above test.
- */
- else if (**p && !access(pathname, F_OK)) {
- /* Garbage exists under .git/refs */
- return error("garbage ref found '%s'", pathname);
- }
- }
- switch (found) {
- case 0:
- return -1;
- case 1:
- return 0;
- default:
- return error("ambiguous refname '%.*s'", len, str);
+ if (!read_ref(pathname, sha1))
+ return 0;
+ return -1;
static int get_sha1_1(const char *name, int len, unsigned char *sha1);