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From: Hagen Paul Pfeifer <>
Subject: Bisect limited to Merge Commits
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:45:51 +0200
Message-ID: <20160427204551.GB4613@virgo.localdomain> (raw)


are there any plans to add an option to skip all non-merge commits via

git bisect start --merges-only

Imagine a "rebase feature branch" style of development. All features are
developed on separate features branch which are rebased on master and
immediately merged into the upstream master. Now think about lazy programmers
who miss to check the build process at each commit - leading to many
unbuildable commits. The only guaranteed buildable commit is often the merge

Bisecting only merge commits will reduce the amount of skip commands (think
about many unbuildable commits) and reduce the number of tests.

Any comments on this idea? What about extending bisect.c:do_find_bisection()


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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-04-27 20:45 Hagen Paul Pfeifer [this message]
2016-04-27 20:56 ` Junio C Hamano
2016-04-27 21:33   ` Johannes Sixt
2016-04-27 22:25     ` Junio C Hamano
2016-04-28  6:19     ` Hagen Paul Pfeifer
2016-04-28  6:44       ` Jacob Keller

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