Re: [PATCH] Create '--merges-only' option for 'git bisect'
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:35:43 +0200 (DST)
- From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Create '--merges-only' option for 'git bisect'
On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, Stefan Beller wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:55 PM, Harald Nordgren
> <haraldnordgren@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > When ran with '--merges-only', git bisect will only look at merge commits -- commits with 2 or more parents or the initial commit.
> There has been quite some talk on the mailing list, e.g.
> which suggests a --first-parent mode instead.
I like that mode, but I would love to have *both*. And from what I see, it
should be relatively easy to add the --first-parent mode on top of
> For certain histories these are the same, but merges-only is more
> restrictive for back-and-forth-cross merges.
You mean merges-only tests *more* in back-and-forth-cross-merges