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.