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Subject: Re: [boost] [O/T git and workflows] A couple of questions
From: Julian Gonggrijp (j.gonggrijp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-15 08:01:14

Dave Abrahams wrote:

> on Tue Mar 06 2012, Brian Schrom <> wrote:
>> git flow ( has some nice wrappers
>> for branch management. This looks especially appealing for gently
>> introducing people to git. It provides structure and reduces the number
>> of commands.
> I don't know about that last part ;-). Every additional tool adds more
> commands, and it's not as though the raw git commands go away or even
> become obsolete. But I like git-flow.

Come to speak of it, there is one aspect of the git-flow tool that
annoys me nearly every day. It enforces full merges. So if I want to
do a fast-forward merge after a rebase, I have to run four commands:

   $ git flow feature rebase
   $ git checkout develop # alias $ git cd
   $ git merge feature/featurename
   $ git branch -d feature/featurename

instead of just the regular single git-flow command:

   $ git flow feature finish -r featurename
       # alias $ git fffr featurename

The latter would work too, but it leaves a visible separate branch
and merge in history which is exactly what I was trying to avoid by
doing a rebase before merging. While writing this, I've decided I'll
file a ticket on this to the git-flow team.

If anyone can think of a way to make fast-forward merge on rebase
less kludgy in the meanwhile, I'd be glad to hear about it.


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