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Re: git is live
- From: Pedro Alves <palves at redhat dot com>
- To: Tom Tromey <tromey at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Fred Cooke <fred dot cooke at gmail dot com>, GDB Development <gdb at sourceware dot org>, Binutils Development <binutils at sourceware dot org>, rsandifo at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com
- Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:44:39 +0100
- Subject: Re: git is live
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On 10/22/2013 04:20 PM, Tom Tromey wrote:
>>>>>> "Fred" == Fred Cooke <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Fred> Tom, although the commits that remove/readd all files are ugly, git is
> Fred> smart enough to reuse the blobs, so they don't really do any harm. IE,
> Fred> don't feel too bad about it :-)
> The specific problem is that git blame doesn't track through the weird
> commits; and I know Pedro does this somewhat more often than other
> people, and would have liked to see the real history, instead of having
> to manually go back before April 1999.
Yeah. Oh well, not a show stopper. Maybe I'll find a way to tell
git to treat a range of commits as a single commit for blame/log
purposes, so that "git blame" punches through that hole.
In any case, I'm deeply, immensely grateful that we've switched away
from CVS. Many many thanks for doing all this.