Re: Git & rebase

Date: 2011-07-04 03:41 am (UTC)
jhw: baleful eye (Default)
From: [personal profile] jhw
No, Linus prefers a slightly modified version of this workflow, i.e. he'll pull your non-fastforward patch if he otherwise like the cut of your jib, but he'll bitch and moan about it. And if he doesn't know you and trust you already, then he'll just reject you out of hand without even looking at the diff. It's like the brown M&M's in clause 27 of the Van Halen technical crew contract. It's the same basic process, just not formalized into a hard-coded service configuration.

Which ought to tell you something important. When you make a tool and you later find out that more people are using it differently than you intended than there are people who are following your careful instructions for proper use, the traditional thing that good engineers do is figure out what's wrong with their expectations of how people will be using the tool and adjust accordingly in the next iteration. Instead, the Git community decides that people are stupid, whines piteously that people aren't moar smarterz, and secretly regrets trying to help people in the first place. That's not sound engineering principles in action— that's misanthropy.
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