Jul 20, 2023

High-velocity, monorepo-scale workflow for Git

git-branchless is a suite of tools which enhances Git in several ways It makes Git easier to use, both for novices and for power users. Examples

  • git undo a general-purpose undo command.
  • The smartlog a convenient visualization tool.
  • git restack to repair broken commit graphs.
  • Speculative merges to avoid being caught off-guard by merge conflicts.

It adds more flexibility for power users. Examples

  • Patch-stack workflows strong support for “patch-stack” workflows as used by the Linux and Git projects, as well as at many large tech companies. This is how Git was “meant” to be used.
  • Prototyping and experimenting workflows strong support for prototyping and experimental work via “divergent” development.
  • git sync to rebase all local commit stacks and branches without having to check them out first.
  • git move The ability to move subtrees rather than “sticks” while cleaning up old branches, not touching the working copy, etc.
  • Anonymous branching reduces the overhead of branching for experimental work.
  • In-memory operations to modify the commit graph without having to check out the commits in question.
  • git next/prev to quickly jump between commits and branches in a commit stack.
  • git co -i/--interactive to interactively select a commit to check out.

Checkout these related ports:
  • Zziplib - Library to provide transparent read access to zipped files
  • Zydis - Fast and lightweight x86/x86-64 disassembler library
  • Zycore-c - Support library with platform independent types, macros, etc for Zydis
  • Zthread - Platform-independent object-oriented C++ threading library
  • Zookeeper - Coordination Service for Distributed Applications
  • Zls - Zig LSP implementation + Zig Language Server
  • Zfp - High throughput library for compressed floating-point arrays
  • Zeal - Offline documentation browser
  • Zapcc - C++ caching compiler based on clang
  • Zanata-platform - Web-based translation platform
  • Zanata-cli - Zanata Java command line client
  • Z88dk - Complete Z80/Z180 development kit
  • Z80ex - ZiLOG Z80 CPU emulator library
  • Z80asm - Assembler for the Z80 microprocessor
  • Z80-asm - Z80 assembly code assembler and disassembler