On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:39:49AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> The problem with "empty commit trick" is that it is a commit whose
> sole purpose is to describe the series, and its presence makes it
> clear where the series ends, but the topology does not tell where
> the series begins, so it is an unsatisifactory half-measure.
Actually, when using topic branches the series always ends at head, so
it's better to keep the empty commit where series begins.
This was actually suggested by Philip Oakley on this thread
but I'm not sure it was noticed as it was part of a bigger email.
It also maps much better to git am uses - you apply patch 0/N first to
create the empty commit, then the rest of the patches.
This does mean you need to use git rebase to edit that cover
commit, but maybe that is not a big deal, and git rebase could
learn --cover to find and edit that.
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