On 10 April 2018 at 14:30, Johannes Schindelin
<johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> wrote:
> The --rebase-merges mode is probably not half as intuitive to use as
> its inventor hopes, so let's document it some.

I quite like this documentation. Well-structured and well-paced.
Already after the first reading, I believe I understand how to use this.

> +The `label` command puts a label to whatever will be the current
> +revision when that command is executed. Internally, these labels are
> +worktree-local refs that will be deleted when the rebase finishes or
> +when it is aborted. That way, rebase operations in multiple worktrees
> +linked to the same repository do not interfere with one another.

In the above paragraph, you say "internally".

> +At this time, the `merge` command will *always* use the `recursive`
> +merge strategy, with no way to choose a different one. To work around
> +this, an `exec` command can be used to call `git merge` explicitly,
> +using the fact that the labels are worktree-local refs (the ref
> +`refs/rewritten/onto` would correspond to the label `onto`).

This sort of encourages use of that "internal" detail, which made me a
little bit surprised at first. But if we can't come up with a reason why
we would want to change the "refs/rewritten/<label>"-concept later (I
can't) and if we think the gain this paragraph gives is significant (it
basically gives access to `git merge` in its entirety), then providing
this hint might be the correct thing to do.

> +Note: the first command (`reset onto`) labels the revision onto which
> +the commits are rebased; The name `onto` is just a convention, as a nod
> +to the `--onto` option.

s/reset onto/label onto/


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