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Re: master has switched from Automake to GNU Make

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: master has switched from Automake to GNU Make
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:28:05 +0100

>> My concerns were with what happens in the branch as long as it is not
>> final. Why throw away its history when pushing? Because it contains
>> silly code its author would be ashamed of?
> Yes, but I would phrase it "it contained a failed approach, so here's a
> better approach".
> Or, "the sequence of commits is too hard to follow, since it has false
> starts and back-tracking, so here's a cleaner sequence".

How often I wished to see on master the dirty sequence of how someone
came to the conclusion that the last version is the correct one.  How
often would this have prevent me from entering precisely the same false
starts and back-tracking, saving me many, many hours of silly work.


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