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Re: [PATCH] rebase -i: introduce the 'test' command

On Sat, Dec 01, 2018 at 03:02:09PM -0500, Jeff King wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 09:32:48AM +0100, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> > > > Would it not make more sense to add a command-line option (and a config
> > > > setting) to re-schedule failed `exec` commands? Like so:
> > > 
> > > Your proposition would do in most cases, however it is not possible to
> > > make a distinction between reschedulable and non-reschedulable commands.
> > 
> > True. But I don't think that's so terrible.
> > 
> > What I think is something to avoid is two commands that do something very,
> > very similar, but with two very, very different names.
> > 
> > In reality, I think that it would even make sense to change the default to
> > reschedule failed `exec` commands. Which is why I suggested to also add a
> > config option.
> I sometimes add "x false" to the top of the todo list to stop and create
> new commits before the first one. That would be awkward if I could never
> get past that line. However, I think elsewhere a "pause" line has been
> discussed, which would serve the same purpose.
> I wonder how often this kind of "yes, I know it fails, but keep going
> anyway" situation would come up. And what the interface is like for
> getting past it. E.g., what if you fixed a bunch of stuff but your tests
> still fail? You may not want to abandon the changes you've made, but you
> need to "rebase --continue" to move forward. I encounter this often when
> the correct fix is actually in an earlier commit than the one that
> yields the test failure. You can't rewind an interactive rebase, so I
> complete and restart it, adding an "e"dit at the earlier commit.

In this sort of situation, I often whish to be able to do nested rebases.
Even more because it happen relatively often that I forget that I'm
working in a rebase and not on the head, and then it's quite natural
to me to type things like 'git rebase -i @^^^' while already rebasing.
But I suppose this has already been discussed.

-- Luc