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Re: master has switched from Automake to GNU Make

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: master has switched from Automake to GNU Make
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:56:29 -0500
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>>> + 917ce99...5aa9a80 scratch/record -> origin/scratch/record  (forced 
>>>> update)
>>>> Couldn't we recommend that people don't use forced pushes - even on
>>>> scratch branches?
>>> Why?
>> It's distracting for people like me who don't understand git.  Today it
>> confused me enough that I messed up the ChangeLog of my commit and did
>> not notice it before pushing.

> It's not essential, but some people like to keep branches as a clean set
> of patches on top of master, so they regularly rebase (and reorganize
> the set of patches), so in the end it doesn't give you the path that was
> followed to get there (which, while historically accurate, tends to be
> messy and hard to follow) but only "a nice path to get there", which is
> basically a single patch divided into a few commented logical steps.


People can do whatever they want on a "scratch" branch; that's what the
name means.

-- Stephe

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