Why not rebase instead of merge?

Geoffrey Mainland mainland at apeiron.net
Fri Feb 22 18:12:27 CET 2013

On 02/22/2013 05:08 PM, Johan Tibell wrote:
> 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

That's a good reason. Might it be time to revisit the question?


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