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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] The any library does not pull cleanly because of a forced update on develop and master.
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-11 02:43:58

On 11.12.2013 11:36, Cox, Michael wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 11.12.2013 09:25, Ahmed Charles wrote:
>>> Unfortunately, as it stands, you seem willing to unilaterally and
>>> knowingly inconvenience everyone with a git clone of boost
>> I am not sure it's obvious, but git transition is not done. Anybody with a
>> git clone of boost today shall expect much more
>> entertainment than a need to 'git reset' a single module. And, BTW,
>> technically I can rewrite the history without a single
>> forced push.
>> How could rewriting the history be done without a forced push? Just so I
> can avoid accidentally doing that.
> My understanding is that all git commits are cryptographically linked with
> the SHA numbers so that if you have a SHA number for a commit, you are
> guaranteed that commit and all the ones in its history are the same for you
> and any one else looking at them.

Just look at develop-rewritten branch in build repo - it is a history-rewritten
version of 'develop', but no forced push is necessary - because it's another

- Volodya

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