linearising TopGit forests into patch series (was: [ANNOUNCE] TopGit - A different patch queue manager)

Bert Wesarg bert.wesarg at
Fri Aug 8 17:14:49 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 19:06, martin f krafft <madduck at> wrote:
> also sprach Bert Wesarg <bert.wesarg at> [2008.08.07.1658 -0300]:
>> Should be doable, I think. At least you can get a topological sorted
>> list of the TopGit branches (with git show-branch --topo-order <list
>> of TopGit-branches>). But than it get complicated, because you don't
>> need the diff from branch-base to branch-head, this would only work
>> for a single dependent list of topic branches.
> Hm, I am not entirely following. I understand that I can get
> a topological list of branches, but why don't I need the diff from
> branch-base to branch-head?
branch-base is a merge of all dependent branches, and if there are
more than one you need probably other diffs to get to this merged
branch, than the simple base..head of these branches.

> Also, what happens if branches cross-merge?

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