Posted Oct 15, 2010 7:52 UTC (Fri) by mingo
In reply to: Merge Commits
Parent article: Lessons from PostgreSQL's Git transition
No, no, an essential part of conservatism is the assumption that new things are not yet fully understood. If they (as a project) have misunderstandings about Git workflows then that is an excellent reason to stick with their current workflows for now.
Saying that "we are sticking with our existing workflow because we don't understand the Git workflow yet" is of course fine and is a valid approach, but that is not what they did: instead they explicitly claimed things about the Git workflow which is simply not true, and justified their steps with those (incorrect) assumptions.
Claiming/believing things that are not true is obviously not a productive element of 'conservativism'.
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