On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 4:58 AM, Sergei Organov <o...@javad.com> wrote:
> Nico Williams <n...@cryptonector.com> writes:
>> That exception aside, keeping all local commits "on top" by always
>> rebasing them onto the upstream is extremely useful: a) in simplifying
>> conflict resolution, b) making it easy to identify as-yet-unintegrated
>> local commits, c) making it easy to contribute local commits.
> But 'pull --rebase=preserve' does rebase local commits onto the
> upstream, and result is exactly the same as 'pull --rebase=true', unless
> you have some of your own merges to be rebased. That's where the
> difference between these two options appears. It's --rebase=false that
> performs merges rather than rebase.

Local merge commits mean that you either didn't rebase to keep all
your local commits on top of the upstream, or that you have multiple
upstreams (the example exception I gave).

Conversely, if you always rebase your local commits on top of the
upstream then you won't have merge commits to worry about.

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