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Re: Commit dropped when swapping commits with rebase -i -p




On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Martin Ågren <martin.agren@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The man-page for git rebase says that combining -p with -i is "generally
> not a good idea unless you know what you are doing (see BUGS below)".

Thanks for pointing this out again. I remember to have read this some
time ago, but as I general consider myself to know what I'm doing, I
forgot about it :-)

Anyway, this should really more explicitly say *what* you need to know
about, that is, reordering commits does not work.

> So if you agree that a "dropped commit" is a "counterintuitive result",
> this is known and documented. Maybe the warning could be harsher, but it
> does say "unless you know what you are doing".

I'd say it's worse than counterintuitive, as counterintuitive might
still be correct, while in my case it clearly is not. So yes, the
warning must be harsher in my opinion. Maybe we should even abort
rebase -i-p if reordering of commits is detected.

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Sebastian Schuberth