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From:
Tomasz Konojacki
Date:
July 12, 2019 20:33
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On Fri, 12 Jul 2019, at 20:07, Deven T. Corzine wrote:
> I realize that "blead" has been used for many years and is traditional for Perl development. At the same time, it's also out of step with typical Git conventions and potentially confusing to new developers who might want to contribute to Perl.
> 
> With this move to GitHub, should we consider retiring "blead" as a historical anachronism and rename the default branch to "master" as most Git users expect, or continue with "blead" to honor tradition?
> 
> Personally, I do like sticking with tradition -- yet I still tend to lean towards renaming to "master" anyhow, to be more consistent with expectations of those who aren't steeped in years of Perl tradition. (We want to be inviting and accessible for new people, don't we?)
> 
> Deven
> 

I don't think we would gain anything from that.

Github's UI fully supports having a different main branch name, so most
newcommers will probably not even notice that its name is different.
The name doesn't change anything in the typical pull request workflow.

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