Why not rebase instead of merge?

Ian Lynagh ian at well-typed.com
Fri Feb 22 18:09:02 CET 2013

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 04:50:13PM +0000, Geoffrey Mainland 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 generally rebase when I'm sure my local patches are only in one repo,
but when I've been push/pulling between different machines I don't think
it's worth the hassle.


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