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Well, that analogy is OK but there is another analogy which comes to mind: keeping track of everything you do may have very useful future side-effects. As any lab researcher will tell you, keeping a strict log of anything you do is the way to both knowledge and reproducibility.

So git history is not necessarily "human history" but "engineering history" and as such, may be much more important than you think and "curating" it may be a mistake.

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