Why not rebase instead of merge?

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 18:08:34 CET 2013

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 8:50 AM, 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.

When we switched we didn't want to affect people's current workflow too
much (i.e. they already had to learn git so we kept rebasing out of it at
the beginning.)

-- Johan
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