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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Denton Liu <>
Cc: Git Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] status: mention --skip for revert and cherry-pick
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:47:33 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Junio C. Hamano's message of "Tue, 27 Aug 2019 14:56:57 -0700")

Junio C Hamano <> writes:

> Is this a good thing, though?
> Giving up (because you do not have enough time or concentration to
> finish the cherry-pick or revert in progress) with --abort, and
> committing to the resolution after spending effort to deal with a
> conflicted cherry-pick or revert with --continue, are both sensible
> actions after seeing the command stop due to conflicts.  Is "--skip"
> a recommendable action in the same way?  Doesn't a multi-commit
> series often break if you drop just one in the middle, especially
> if the series is sensibly structured as a logical progression?


"rebase" (especially with "-i") is fundamentally different from
"cherry-pick" and it makes tons of sense to suggest "--skip" in the
former.  "rebase -i" is a tool to take a messy work in progress and
polish it by reordering, discarding and combining commits.
"cherry-pick" is to take a finished work already in one integration
track, and transplant to another, often an older maintenance track,
and there is no place for "this conflict is too much to resolve so
let's drop it".

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-08-28  2:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-24  9:04 [PATCH 0/2] completion: complete --skip for cherry-pick and revert Denton Liu
2019-08-24  9:04 ` [PATCH 1/2] completion: merge options " Denton Liu
2019-08-26 16:59   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-24  9:04 ` [PATCH 2/2] completion: add --skip " Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:45 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] advertise --skip for cherry-pick and revert better Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:45   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] completion: merge options for cherry-pick and revert Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:45   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] completion: add --skip " Denton Liu
2019-08-27  4:45   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] status: mention --skip for revert and cherry-pick Denton Liu
2019-08-27 21:56     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-27 23:18       ` Denton Liu
2019-08-28  2:47       ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2019-08-28  6:45         ` Denton Liu

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