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I don't understand why people don't realize there is a place for rebasing and a time for merging.

untothebreach explains it well [1]. When you are working on changes which are not public yet, sometimes it's helpful to rebase them into a single or fewer number of commits. Period.

No one is arguing to always use rebase and never use merge.

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6456434

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