85.8 Git Branch Naming

A common convention for naming branches is to begin with a token, then a slash, then a descriptive name, like feat/searchbar. This can be problematic as when URIs are added to the branch the slash becomes ambiguous. Nonetheless, the use of slash is common and supported by some of the git tools.

Common tokens include feat (feature), wip (work in progess), bug, new, test, dev, doc.

For a team the token may be the user’s name, like kayon/addcolour. While this naming scheme can discourage others from contributing to that branch, that is not generally the intention.

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