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




On 2017-09-02 02:04, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

>> Anyway, this should really more explicitly say *what* you need to know
>> about, that is, reordering commits does not work.
> 
> It tries to explain that, even with an example.  If you have ideas for
> improving the wording, that would be welcome.

As a first step, I indeed believe the wording must the stronger / clearer. How about this:

>From f69854ce7b9359603581317d152421ff6d89f345 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Sebastian Schuberth <sschuberth@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:41:27 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] docs: use a stronger wording when describing bugs with rebase -i -p

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Schuberth <sschuberth@xxxxxxxxx>
---
 Documentation/git-rebase.txt | 9 +++++----
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
index 6805a74aec..ccd0a04d54 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
@@ -782,10 +782,11 @@ case" recovery too!
 
 BUGS
 ----
-The todo list presented by `--preserve-merges --interactive` does not
-represent the topology of the revision graph.  Editing commits and
-rewording their commit messages should work fine, but attempts to
-reorder commits tend to produce counterintuitive results.
+Be careful when combining the `-i` / `--interactive` and `-p` /
+`--preserve-merges` options.  Reordering commits will drop commits from the
+main line. This is because the todo list does not represent the topology of the
+revision graph in this case.  However, editing commits and rewording their
+commit messages 'should' work fine.
 
 For example, an attempt to rearrange
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