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Re: Fwd: Re: Revision control

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Revision control
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 03:56:06 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 01:39:51AM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Samstag 07 Juni 2008 18:19:29 schrieb olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:

> > Err... Does that mean that Mercurial doesn't even offer rebase (and
> > it can't be implemented trivially)?!
> That means, that the Mercurial people say, that history should be
> preserved in most cases, so it wasn't first priority. 

This is precisely the sort of policy decisions that the software should
not impose upon users.

In fact, changing history is useful in many many situations, and one of
the main reasons I consider git so powerful. Surely you will say now
that Linux perhaps needs to change history, but other projects don't...


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