[swift-dev] Merge-commit noise?

David Zarzycki zarzycki at icloud.com
Sat Dec 5 12:33:23 CST 2015

If one uses the command-line to merge branches, rather than GitHub, you can avoid many of these “noisy” merge commits. For background, see: http://ariya.ofilabs.com/2013/09/fast-forward-git-merge.html

> On Dec 5, 2015, at 02:15, Jacob Bandes-Storch <jtbandes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now that contributions are being made on GitHub, it seems there is a lot of noise in the repo's history from merge commits.
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> Would it make sense to instate a policy where commits must be rebased on top of master before merging/pushing?
> (The rebase would have to be done by folks with commit access—namely Apple employees, for now.)
> Just a thought,
> Jacob Bandes-Storch
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