Bang on!

Date: 2011-08-03 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sidk.info
I think you've hit the nail on the head. I like to think of it this way: Git branches are just simple pointers while Mercurial branches are "lines". Every mercurial commit "belongs" to a branch while every git commit just has parent commit(s).

You really cant follow a line of development back in git especially if there are merges. Hence the whole emphasis on rebasing as you quite nicely point out.

It took me sometime to understand your article. I visited it a few months ago. At that point my knowledge of git was not sufficient to totally understand what you had written. Today was the day of the ah-hah moment!

Git creates complexity and solves it. Mercurial avoids the complexity all together.

Maybe it might be a good idea to graphically show what you've written for other people who visit this page?
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