Re: [PATCH] doc/rebase: extend examples to show continuing branches
- Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 09:04:56 -0500 (EST)
- From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] doc/rebase: extend examples to show continuing branches
On Tue, 5 Mar 2019, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> "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 ;-).
i stand corrected. carry on. :-)
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA