Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Mon, 29 Aug 2005, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> I, however, am not 100% convinced --ignore-applied is too
>> dangerous to be useful in any conceivable use cases, at least
>> not yet.  For example, you might be cherry-picking a change from
>> a foreign branch with 'git-diff-tree -p other~45 | git apply',
>> where the current branch may have already aquired part of the
>> changes that foreign branch contains since 45 generations ago.
> .. and that's why we use a three-way merge, and not diffs, to merge two 
> branches. 

.. and that's why I recently rewrote revert, cherry-pick and
rebase to use three-way merge as well ;-).

The code is simple enough and I see some beauty in it, but I
honor your veto, at least for now.

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