[llvm-dev] Enable Contributions Through Pull-request For LLVM

David Greene via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Nov 8 08:12:53 PST 2019

James Henderson via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:

> 9) On the note of branches for PRs, don't they require users to push their
> local branches to the remote repo to create? That means we'll end up
> thousands of branches in git. Not sure that this will do performance any
> good, and I seem to remember there was general agreement that we didn't
> want people to push their branches generally. Yes, in theory branches
> should be deleted after they're merged, but I've seen that locally not
> happen regularly, and that's even assuming that all PRs get merged in (they
> won't).

This is why Mehdi suggested using forks, I believe.  The branches only
live on the fork of the project.  The main canonical copy remains


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