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That's something that github could easily add, given their current level of resources. The million dollar question is "why haven't they added it?" There are at least two possible answers: not many people have asked for it, or to increase lock-in.

It's a feature that github SHOULD add. There are some people who want it, and these people are the type of people that can become quite vocal proponents or detractors.

More importantly it signals quite strongly that github intends to become a good citizen in the nation of git rather than trying to appropriate it.




> There are at least two possible answers: not many people have asked for it, or to increase lock-in.

Watching Zach Holman's various presentations on Github and how they work interally provides a third one: since Github uses pull requests internally (and new githubbers are probably github users in the first place) nobody has any issue with not supporting `am` and `send-mail` there, so nobody went and built support for that.




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