From: "Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org>
From: "Michael" <keybou...@gmail.com>
I don't understand this last statement. Perhaps a graph showing the
arrangement may help de-confuse which are 'off of' and which are 'on
Sure; how to generate that graph?
I just use plain text, left to right, A B C for commits, - / \ for the
oldest to the left, newest to the right, with the branch name at the
Use an editor with a fixed size font to make it all line up.
. A - B - C - D -- master
. \ \
. E - F - G -- dev
I've added a left hand dot to stop (hopefully) my mail client damaging
the white spacing. :(
This shows the root at A.
E branched from B.
D was merged into G (but doesn't show which is first parent).
This is usually enough to show the general arrangement of the problem
You can also use 'git show-branch' etc with limiting of the number of
commits to show to get a vertical flow, as long as the sequence isn't
too deep, which may be reasonable in your case.
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