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Re: git bikeshedding (Re: triggers in dpkg, and dpkg maintenance)

On Mon, 25 Feb 2008, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 16:46 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > Yet, rebasing is still routinely performed in the Linux kernel
> > development. 
> What I find interesting and rather amusing here is Linus talking
> negatively about rebase: in particular its propensity to turn tested
> code (what you actually committed) into untested code (what you
> committed + what someelse has done, in a version of a tree no human has
> ever evaluated for correctness).

Yet, Linus himself is the one who refuses to merge anything with dirty
history :-)

It is a two-way knife.  You choose the side of it you prefer to hold to, but
you have to be careful with it *anyway*.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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