[swift-dev] Cleaning up stale branches?

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Fri Oct 21 12:39:34 CDT 2016

on Fri Oct 21 2016, Daniel Dunbar <swift-dev-AT-swift.org> wrote:

> While on this topic...
> GitHub's support for doing cross-repo pull requests is
> excellent. Anyone can easily fork the main repo, and push to their
> side repo (for example, with: `git push ddunbar
> HEAD:name-of-my-new-branch`) and the GitHub web UI on the main repo
> will automatically show you a handy button for creating the PR.
> With this level of support, IMHO branches usually should be pushed to
> individual's own repos, not the main repo.

IMO it depends whether you think Swift development should be
discoverable.  When the Swift project formally engages in developing
something like the new integer and floating point models, there's an
advantage to having it in the main repository.


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