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Re: "git pull -r" to avoid merge commits

From: Eric Hanchrow
Subject: Re: "git pull -r" to avoid merge commits
Date: Sat, 31 May 2014 21:14:57 -0700

> Why would you need to avoid merge commits?  If they confuse the admin
> scripts, then perhaps fixing those scripts is a better way.

Merge commits confuse humans.  If someone's contribution is just one
or two commits, then the history is much easier to understand if they
rebase instead of merging.

Merges make sense, though, when the new work is a long series of commits.

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