Why not rebase instead of merge?

Andy Georges itkovian at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 18:01:19 CET 2013

On 22 Feb 2013, at 17:50, Geoffrey Mainland <mainland at apeiron.net> wrote:

> I don't want to bike shed, but the prevalence of empty merge commits in
> the repo seems both undesirable and avoidable. I always rebase my work
> instead of merge. Is there a reason this is not standard practice in the
> repo? It certainly makes for a nicer history.

I guess because rebasing means actually rewriting history. Which is undesirable in itself. Once commits have been pushed out, you should never rebase, afaik. 

-- Andy

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