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Re: base

From: Leo
Subject: Re: base
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 08:22:56 +0100
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On 2010-08-24 07:01 +0100, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> 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
> deleted.

But the minute you publish your screwed-up history to the shared repo,
you can not escape being caught (in git it will happen as soon as
someone does a fetch) and as a result you lose the trust of your peer
developers. The history will then be reset to the correct one (push -f)
and possibly also an apology for the screwup.


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