Rename "master" branch to "main"?

Carlos O'Donell
Tue Jun 30 20:16:00 GMT 2020

On 6/30/20 2:35 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 6/30/20 11:10 AM, Carlos O'Donell via Libc-alpha wrote:
>> My concern is that git, as a project, has not yet changed their default,
>> and it would be beneficial to match their default name. I am OK with
>> waiting for the git project to make a choice before changing our branch
>> name to match.
>> Comments?
> My preference is to not wait. Waiting won't help solve compatibility issues
> (e.g., mismatch between our default's and Git's), as they'll need to be solved
> anyway.

Just to be clear, which of the two options are you advocating:

(a) Rename "master" immediately to "main"


(b) When "master" is frozen for the 2.32 release we rename
    to "main" along with creating "release/2.32/main" and
    publish the new branch names to be used by developers
    when development reopens.


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