[Kde-scm-interest] Re: Usage of pull rebasing and merges

Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. bss at iguanasuicide.net
Wed Feb 9 11:29:28 CET 2011

In <20110209100027.BE91573EC at nargothrond.macieira.info>, Thiago Macieira 
>On Wednesday, 9 de February de 2011 03:41:32 Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
>> Having the correct branch points, even for branches that are one or two
>> commits long, can be useful both for automated tools like git bisect and
>> for users that may want to use "just enough development code" for a
>> critical (to them) feature their stable software is missing.  In both
>> cases, it is only an incremental improvement, true.
>Or a detriment. Git bisect doesn't perform as efficiently in the presence of
>merges, since it can't find a middle point to bisect at.

Um, sort of.

 \     /
A = Good
B = Bad

Yes, no middle point, and if the commits were linear, then there would be 
exactly one to choose.  However, there are other cases where a non-linear 
history allows git bisect to test fewer commits, instead of more.  (Basically, 
almost any time a merge commit and the merge-base of all it's parents are 
either good or bad.)
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