Disable backing out merges?

Arne Babenhauserheide arne_bab at web.de
Thu Oct 6 15:45:55 CDT 2011

Am Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2011, 14:45:22 schrieb Matt Mackall:
> Seems a bunch of people are trying to use backout to deal with broken
> merges. That doesn't work:
> - it's not well-defined what the result should be
> - we can't actually erase the problematic DAG edge
> So it seems like we should just refuse to do it until we get a lot
> smarter here.

What about people who want to backout a set of changes which includes merges? 

The only way to get rid of them after subsequent pushed commits are clean 

Why not just *suggest* using revert instead when backout is used on a merge? 
Or fix the backout logic?

Best wishes, 
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