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From: Alexei Lozovsky <>
To: Igor Djordjevic <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>, Johannes Sixt <>,
	Git Mailing List <>,
	Nikolay Shustov <>,
	Johannes Schneider <>,
	Patrik Gornicz <>,
	Martin Waitz <>,
	Shawn Pearce <>, Sam Vilain <>,
	Jakub Narebski <>
Subject: Re: [SCRIPT/RFC 0/3] git-commit --onto-parent (three-way merge, no working tree file changes)
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2017 04:18:35 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Dec 9, 2017, at 01:54, Igor Djordjevic wrote:
> On 08/12/2017 17:24, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> I'd rather do a quick fix-up on top (which ensures that at least the
>> fix-up works in the context of the tip), and then "rebase -i" to
>> move it a more appropriate place in the history (during which I have
>> a chance to ensure that the fix-up works in the context it is
>> intended to apply to).
> Chris reported in this very topic[1] that sometimes, due to conflicts 
> with later commits, "checkout > commit > [checkout >] rebase --onto" 
> is "much easier to do", where "commit --fixup > rebase -i" "breaks" 
> (does not apply cleanly).

It was more of a rant about conflict resolution by rebase rather than
a concern about modification time of files. While I'd prefer git to
not touch the source tree unnecessarily, it's not really a big deal
for me if it does and some parts of the project need to be rebuilt.

The situations which tend to cause conflicts for me usually look
like this.


Say, a file has this line added somewhere in commit A:

  +int some_function(); 

Then commit B adds another line:

   int some_function(); 
  +int another_function();

Then I realize that I would like to have commit A to introduce some
other_function() as well, so I add a fixup:


with the following diff:

   int some_function(); 
  +int other_function();
   int another_function();

And then I often find that "rebase -i --autosquash" fails to apply
the commit B because it expects slightly different context around
the changed lines.

However, sometimes I see that if I do this:


then "rebase --onto f!A A B" succeeds, nicely resolving the conflict
without bothering me. No idea why. I kinda hoped that you may know
this magic and incorporate it into "commit --onto" which will allow
to immediately get to the result of the rebase:


without spelling it all manually.

(And yeah, I'm actually Alexei, not Chris. That was my MUA being dumb
and using an old pseudonym than Google insists I'm called by.)

  reply	other threads:[~2017-12-09  2:18 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-26 22:35 [SCRIPT/RFC 0/3] git-commit --onto-parent (three-way merge, no working tree file changes) Igor Djordjevic
2017-11-26 22:36 ` [SCRIPT/RFC 1/3] Igor Djordjevic
2017-11-26 22:36 ` [SCRIPT/RFC 2/3] git-merge-one-file--cached Igor Djordjevic
2017-11-26 22:45 ` [SCRIPT/RFC 3/3] Igor Djordjevic
2017-11-27 21:54 ` [SCRIPT/RFC 0/3] git-commit --onto-parent (three-way merge, no working tree file changes) Johannes Sixt
2017-11-28  1:15   ` Igor Djordjevic
2017-11-29 19:11     ` Johannes Sixt
2017-11-29 23:10       ` Igor Djordjevic
2017-12-01 17:23         ` Johannes Sixt
2017-12-04  2:33           ` Igor Djordjevic
2017-12-06 18:34             ` Johannes Sixt
2017-12-06 18:40               ` Junio C Hamano
2017-12-08  0:15                 ` Igor Djordjevic
2017-12-08 16:24                   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-12-08 23:54                     ` Igor Djordjevic
2017-12-09  2:18                       ` Alexei Lozovsky [this message]
2017-12-09  3:03                         ` Igor Djordjevic
2017-12-09 19:00                           ` [SCRIPT/RFC 0/3] git-commit --onto-parent (three-way merge,noworking " Phillip Wood
2017-12-09 19:01                           ` [SCRIPT/RFC 0/3] git-commit --onto-parent (three-way merge, noworking " Phillip Wood
2017-12-10  1:20                             ` Igor Djordjevic
2017-12-10 12:22                               ` [SCRIPT/RFC 0/3] git-commit --onto-parent (three-way merge,noworking " Phillip Wood
2017-12-10 23:17                                 ` Igor Djordjevic
2017-12-11  1:13                                   ` Alexei Lozovsky
2017-12-11  1:00                                 ` Alexei Lozovsky
2017-11-30 22:40 ` [SCRIPT/RFC 0/3] git-commit --onto-parent (three-way merge, no working " Chris Nerwert
2017-12-03 23:01   ` Igor Djordjevic

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