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Re: base

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: base
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:01:44 +0900

Leo writes:

 > It is socially nearly impossible to rewrite shared history.

True as you mean it.  However, it is technically possible (especially
in git) to change *pointers* to shared history in a way that can
really confuse the tool.  And in Bazaar and Mercurial it's even worse;
they don't provide reflogs or rerere, so you can really wedge things
if the rebase involves conflicts and the original branches have been

 > So the warning is pretty much spurious.

I disagree, strongly.  It's one of those things where most people most
of the time will quickly learn to do things safely, but it will save a
few people a lot of trouble.

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