7.8 Release Update

Austin Seipp austin at well-typed.com
Fri Sep 13 03:47:16 UTC 2013

Sounds good to me. I went ahead and updated the working conventions
page (after fiddling for a while with the amazingly annoying Trac wiki


I added 5 notes here that I think everyone will like, if they're not
aware of them:

 - Darcs-style cherry-picking
 - Darcs-style interactive diff selection
 - Squashing a branch
 - Basic rebases.
 - Using the reflog.

Finally I have a small advanced section concerning itself with an
interactive rebase, but there is no example. I should perhaps fix

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 5:49 PM, Simon Peyton-Jones
<simonpj at microsoft.com> wrote:
> |  also helps keep the history clean. An easy way to do this is:
> |
> |  $ git checkout master
> |  $ git merge --squash type-nats-simple
> |
> |  Then the changes will be on your branch, uncommitted, and a simple
> |  'git commit ...' should let you make a big commit and write up some
> |  explanation.
> Woo.  I'd never heard of that.   Sounds really useful.
> Please Git experts, can you document some of these helpful workflows for us ingnoramuses!  A series of headings "To do X..." followed by a how-to like the above, with a bit of explanation of when to use it and what is going on.  Would be v helpful!
> Simon

Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/

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