[PATCH 0 of 1] Introduce backout --linear

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Tue Sep 14 12:47:53 CDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-09-13 at 09:24 +0200, Gilles Moris wrote:
> I remember that somebody proposed this backout --linear option at some point of time.
> As I did not anything coming, I've just step in.

Adding an option to rebase to do it is one approach, but not the
preferred one. Instead, I think we should improve the core merge code to
take an optional ancestor argument. This will make it easier to make
linear backouts the default and also let us greatly simplify the rebase

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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