Re: Notes from the DebConf Source Format BoF
Adam Borowski writes ("Re: Notes from the DebConf Source Format BoF"):
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 11:54:07PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > git://foo.bar.org/meow#debian
> At least, neither git clone, merge nor fetch understand that syntax.
They could and should, however, be updated to do so. (Why they don't
is just one more mystery about git's atrocious user interface.)
> But for tools that can split that URL and specify --branch, either space and
> hash would work. I never heard of that convention before, but if there are
> any people who already use hash, that makes it better than space which I
> invented just in the previous mail.
The space syntax can't be sensibly supported by git-clone etc. So
that's another reason to prefer the # syntax.