There is no hard and fast rule. But i am putting out when to use what based on my experience.
- you are in a big team working on a feature branch and you want to rebased from master. If you dont have all the commits you are in trouble.
- When you find rebasing is becoming painful for no reason. like for every rebase step you need to fix the same lines of code again and again.
- Not worried about one more additional commit and order of commits as they are going to be mixed up.
- you dont want to change the commit history/log.
- You want the commit history looks clean. As new work will be on top of everything.
- when you have less code changes or you know how to deal with conflicts (more patience required practice meditation).
- you branched off of feature branch to your own branch. You can do what ever you want as its your world.