On Sun, 8 May 2016 01:52:22 +0200
Patrice Clement <monsie...@gentoo.org> wrote:

> After yet another discussion about git in the #gentoo-dev channel
> tonight, the topic of merge commits came up for the umpteenth time.
> We all seem to agree merge commits are really bad design, add clutter
> to the log graph after a while and should be banned altogether from
> reaching the central repository.

They don't clutter the log graph at all, if you admit it is a graph and
not a chain :)

> As of now, no policy is in place yet to keep developers from pushing
> merge commits.

I was under the impression that merging is needed in order to preserve
commit signatures when e.g. merging someone else's work.

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