Re: [PATCH] doc/rebase: extend examples to show continuing branches
- Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 23:03:43 +0900
- From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc/rebase: extend examples to show continuing branches
"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Currently, all of the examples for "man git-rebase" show rebasing from
> a branch that has had no further development, which might mislead
> readers into thinking that that is a necessary condition for rebasing,
> so tweak the examples to show further development on such a branch to
> clarify that.
We state the status-quo in present tense to start problem
description, so "Currently" is a noise word you can and should omit.
As I already said, at least one example that rebases a branch that
was forked from the midpoint of another branch, so the problem
description is already false. If we apply this patch, do we lose
all examples that rebase a branch that purely builds on top of the
tip of another branch? That would also mislead readers into
thinking that you need to advance the base branch before you can
rebase the forked branch ;-).