On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 03:52:31PM -0400, Jeff King wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 11:47:45AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > You are in favor of an _option_ to allow people to forbid a pull in
> > a non-ff situation, and I think other people are also in
> > agreement. So perhaps:
> > 
> >  - drop jc/pull-training-wheel and revert its merge from 'next';
> > 
> >  - update Felipe's series with a bit of tweak to make it less
> >    impactful by demoting error into warning and advice.
> > 
> > would be a good way forward?
> I think that would address the concern I raised, because it does not
> create a roadblock to new users accomplishing their task. They can
> ignore the warning, or choose "merge" as the default to shut up the
> warning (and it is easy to choose that if you are confused, because it
> is what git is doing by default alongside the warning).

I think we need to make sure that we give instructions for how to go
back if the default hasn't done what you wanted.  Something like this:

    Your pull did not fast-forward, so Git has merged '$upstream' into
    your branch, which may not be correct for your project.  If you
    would rather rebase your changes, run

        git rebase

    See "pull.mode" in git-config(1) to suppress this message in the

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