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Re: Obscure error/warning/information message from git pull

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Obscure error/warning/information message from git pull
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:47:33 +0200

> Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:59:58 -0500
> From: John Yates <address@hidden>
> Cc: Sergey Organov <address@hidden>, Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>     You cannot help people understand new tools if you start by telling
>     them to forget everything they've learned. You should instead build
>     on what they know, or think they know, gradually replacing that with
>     new knowledge.
> Earlier VCS often had more reified branches. A phrase that crops up a
> lot in git descriptions is "lightweight branching". This was achieved
> by paring back the branch concept - leaving nothing more than the nodes
> reachable from a named ref - and by making ref manipulation very common.
> When contrasting git to earlier VCS in none of the git intros I have
> read have I seen that particular point made.

You are again talking about differences in implementation.  "Branch"
the concept does not change a bit, no matter what VCS are you using.

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