Best practices for merging?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Tue Feb 2 14:49:06 UTC 2016

On Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 9:23 AM, Alexander Berntsen <alexander at>

> On 02/02/16 15:20, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> > Only if it builds and passes tests across all ten commits.
> Yes, obviously. I have never worked anywhere where breaking commits
> were allowed, and I did not intend to suggest that breaking commits
> were a Good Idea or useful. They emphatically aren't.

The point is, this only applies once it's in the ghc repo. Works in
progress may well have such commits as long as they are cleaned up on
pushing --- which is why you would squash commits together losing
intermediate history, which is what started this thread. (This point was
actually made earlier in the thread, just not in so many words.)

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