Re: Git & rebase

Date: 2011-06-21 06:25 pm (UTC)
jhw: baleful eye (Default)
From: [personal profile] jhw
I assert that Git won't be improved to address the problem I'm writing about because the core developers do not perceive the issue to be a problem.

If they were at all concerned about the cognitive burden of their human interface, then Git would have a completely different command set. In fact, for too many of those core developers, the fact that Git has a high cognitive burden and requires its users to master a lot of arcane knowledge even to do ordinary things is a feature.

Sure, I suppose some of them might eventually feel moved to construct a coherent argument for why Mercurial's way of recording named lineages is an actively bad idea. More likely, however, they will be satisfied with achieving the comparatively easier objective of satisfying themselves that it isn't a good enough idea for them to care about it. They have a system, and it works for them, so long as you obey all its fiddly rules and secret handshakes. Problem solved.
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