Re: [PATCH] checkout: do not corrupt HEAD on empty repo

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On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Erik Faye-Lund <kusmabite@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Hmh, this is needlessly cluttery. The following should cover it:
>> ---
>> diff --git a/t/ b/t/
>> index 2fa9458..b49fedf 100755
>> --- a/t/
>> +++ b/t/
>> @@ -50,10 +50,7 @@ test_expect_success 'checking out in a newly created repo' '
>>       test_create_repo empty &&
>>       (
>>               cd empty &&
>> -             cat .git/HEAD >expect &&
>> -             test_must_fail git checkout &&
>> -             cat .git/HEAD >actual &&
>> -             test_cmp expect actual
>> +             test_must_fail git checkout
>>       )
>>  '
> Hrm, I am of two minds.  Yes, we may want checkout to fail, but at the
> same time, we would want to make sure that a failed checkout does not
> corrupt the HEAD.

Good point.

>  Perhaps it would make it more palatable if you replaced
> "cat .git/HEAD" with "git symbolic-ref HEAD" in the original?

Ah, yes. That's much better. Do you want me to resend (improving the
test and replacing "CRT" with "vsnprintf")? I also spotted a typo in
the commit message ("crasheed" vs "crashed")...
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