[llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] GitHub anyone?

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Thu Jun 2 11:15:00 PDT 2016

Florent Castelli via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:

> For a linear history, you can have GitHub doing a rebase when merging
> the changes instead of a merge. I would recommend to do that to keep
> the history clean and have less "fixup" or "wip" commits in the
> history. 

Non-linear history doesn't casue "fixup" commits.  It's perfectly fine
to clean up local history via git-rebase before pushing and doing a
merge commit via pull request.

There's a tradeoff on rebase vs. merge.  A merge commit allows you to
easily revert an entire line of development with a single commit, for

Good arguments can be made for both and I don't really have a preference
one way or the other but I think it's a needed conversation for the
community to have.  Workflows are important.


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