VCS comparison table

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Thu Oct 26 16:06:55 BST 2006

On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 02:18:53PM +0200 I heard the voice of
Jakub Narebski, and lo! it spake thus:
> You can get similar workflow in git using 'origin'/'master' pair, I
> think.

Not the same, because as soon as your 'git pull' _can_ fast-foward, it
will.  You can't merge a set of changes from another branch that's a
strict superset of yours in, without it fast-forwarding them.

I suppose you could take great care to ensure that the other branch is
never in a position to be fast-forwarded onto yours, most simply just
by making forced commits before you do a pull, but that's revolting.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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