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February 10, 2020 01:41
Re: The great dead-branch prune part 1
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On Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 03:02 Karl Williamson, <> wrote:

> On 2/9/20 10:22 AM, demerphq wrote:
> > On Sun, 9 Feb 2020 at 17:52, demerphq <
> > <>> wrote:
> I'm sorry.  Those branches of mine were deletable.  But they are both
> works-in-progress, with more commits that I have made locally but it
> turns out not yet pushed to smoke.

So one could argue deleting them is helpful in the sense that it alerts the
author that was is upstream doesnt match what they have locally.

But of course so could a report. :-)

> I think that if this is going to be done again, that branches that have
> been worked on in say, the last 3 or 6 months, should be excluded from
> review.

How about we introduce a convention that IFF a branch has "wip" (case
insensensitive) we apply that rule? More on this below.

> And do we really need to keep around stuff that hasn't been touched in a
> decade?

Good question. I was going to add breakdowns by date to my report tool so
we have some structured data to have that conversation. I think also
testing whether the branch is rebasable is also a good test. If it produces
massive conflicts and it's fairly old it's a strong signal that the branch
probably should be deleted. Maybe anything that old is going to conflict so
much that it won't help.


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