[IPython-dev] branch management getting better...

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Thu Sep 4 01:50:08 CDT 2008


On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 8:37 AM, David Cournapeau
<cournapeau@cslab.kecl.ntt.co.jp> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 08:27 +0200, Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
>>
>> In bzr, it seems everything is just a plugin away:
>
> Yes, but bzr does not work well with rebase from a UI POV. You should
> not use it for the above user-cases, specially since bzr is specifically
> designed with a very different mindset when it comes to sharing work
> with others. bzr developers never use rebase.
>
> Rewriting history is just not such a great feature once anyone else
> started to look at it: integrating it into the official code will not
> reflect what happened, and if you need to go back at it one year later,
> there will be no chance to understand what happened.

This is addressed in the linus email I linked in my previous email.

Ondrej


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