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From: Elijah Newren <newren@palantir.com>
To: peartben@gmail.com
Cc: Ben.Peart@microsoft.com, Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de,
	eckhard.s.maass@googlemail.com, git@vger.kernel.org,
	gitster@pobox.com, kewillf@microsoft.com, pclouds@gmail.com,
	peff@peff.net, vmiklos@frugalware.org,
	Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
Subject: 
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:19:37 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180427181937.7607-1-newren@palantir.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7de8f144-8a37-e471-48e8-0b6f17a7bf29@gmail.com>

From: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>

On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 5:54 PM, Ben Peart <peartben@gmail.com> wrote:

> Can you write the documentation that clearly explains the exact behavior you
> want?  That would kill two birds with one stone... :)

Sure, something like the following is what I envision, and I've tried to
include the suggestion from Junio to document the copy behavior in the
merge-recursive documentation.

-- 8< --
Subject: [PATCH] fixup! merge: Add merge.renames config setting

---
 Documentation/merge-config.txt     | 3 +--
 Documentation/merge-strategies.txt | 5 +++--
 merge-recursive.c                  | 8 ++++++++
 3 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/merge-config.txt b/Documentation/merge-config.txt
index 59848e5634..662c2713ca 100644
--- a/Documentation/merge-config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/merge-config.txt
@@ -41,8 +41,7 @@ merge.renameLimit::
 merge.renames::
 	Whether and how Git detects renames.  If set to "false",
 	rename detection is disabled. If set to "true", basic rename
-	detection is enabled.  If set to "copies" or "copy", Git will
-	detect copies, as well.  Defaults to the value of diff.renames.
+	detection is enabled.  Defaults to the value of diff.renames.
 
 merge.renormalize::
 	Tell Git that canonical representation of files in the
diff --git a/Documentation/merge-strategies.txt b/Documentation/merge-strategies.txt
index 1e0728aa12..aa66cbe41e 100644
--- a/Documentation/merge-strategies.txt
+++ b/Documentation/merge-strategies.txt
@@ -23,8 +23,9 @@ recursive::
 	causing mismerges by tests done on actual merge commits
 	taken from Linux 2.6 kernel development history.
 	Additionally this can detect and handle merges involving
-	renames.  This is the default merge strategy when
-	pulling or merging one branch.
+	renames, but currently cannot make use of detected
+	copies.  This is the default merge strategy when pulling
+	or merging one branch.
 +
 The 'recursive' strategy can take the following options:
 
diff --git a/merge-recursive.c b/merge-recursive.c
index 6cc4404144..b618f134d2 100644
--- a/merge-recursive.c
+++ b/merge-recursive.c
@@ -564,6 +564,14 @@ static struct string_list *get_renames(struct merge_options *o,
 	opts.flags.recursive = 1;
 	opts.flags.rename_empty = 0;
 	opts.detect_rename = merge_detect_rename(o);
+	/*
+	 * We do not have logic to handle the detection of copies.  In
+	 * fact, it may not even make sense to add such logic: would we
+	 * really want a change to a base file to be propagated through
+	 * multiple other files by a merge?
+	 */
+	if (opts.detect_rename > DIFF_DETECT_RENAME)
+		opts.detect_rename = DIFF_DETECT_RENAME;
 	opts.rename_limit = o->merge_rename_limit >= 0 ? o->merge_rename_limit :
 			    o->diff_rename_limit >= 0 ? o->diff_rename_limit :
 			    1000;
-- 
2.17.0.294.g8e3b83c0e3


  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-04-27 18:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 65+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-20 13:36 [PATCH v1 0/2] add additional config settings for merge Ben Peart
2018-04-20 13:36 ` [PATCH v1 1/2] merge: Add merge.renames config setting Ben Peart
2018-04-20 17:02   ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-20 17:26     ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-23 12:57       ` Ben Peart
2018-04-20 17:59     ` Ben Peart
2018-04-20 18:34       ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-21  4:23         ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-23 16:00           ` Ben Peart
2018-04-23 23:23             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-24 11:58               ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-04-24 17:47                 ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-25  8:20                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-04-22 12:07         ` Eckhard Maaß
2018-04-23 13:15           ` Ben Peart
2018-04-23 21:32             ` Eckhard Maaß
2018-04-24 16:53               ` Ben Peart
2018-04-23 13:22         ` Ben Peart
2018-04-20 13:36 ` [PATCH v1 2/2] merge: Add merge.aggressive " Ben Peart
2018-04-20 17:22   ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-24 16:45     ` Ben Peart
2018-04-24 17:36       ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-24 23:57       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-25 14:47         ` Ben Peart
2018-04-20 17:34 ` [PATCH v1 0/2] add additional config settings for merge Elijah Newren
2018-04-20 18:19   ` Ben Peart
2018-04-24 17:11 ` [PATCH v2 " Ben Peart
2018-04-24 17:11   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] merge: Add merge.renames config setting Ben Peart
2018-04-24 18:11     ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-24 18:59     ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-24 20:31       ` Ben Peart
2018-04-25 16:01         ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-24 17:11   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] merge: Add merge.aggressive " Ben Peart
2018-04-25  0:13   ` [PATCH v2 0/2] add additional config settings for merge Junio C Hamano
2018-04-25 15:22     ` Ben Peart
2018-04-26  1:48       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-26 20:52 ` [PATCH v3 0/3] add merge.renames config setting Ben Peart
2018-04-26 20:52   ` [PATCH v3 1/3] merge: update documentation for {merge,diff}.renameLimit Ben Peart
2018-04-26 23:11     ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-26 23:23       ` Jonathan Tan
2018-04-26 20:52   ` [PATCH v3 2/3] merge: Add merge.renames config setting Ben Peart
2018-04-26 22:52     ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-27  0:54       ` Ben Peart
2018-04-27  2:23         ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-27  3:28           ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-27  7:23             ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-04-27 14:32               ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-27 18:37           ` Eckhard Maaß
2018-04-27 20:23             ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-30  8:03               ` Eckhard Maaß
2018-04-30 16:54                 ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-27  4:17         ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-27 18:19         ` Elijah Newren [this message]
2018-04-30 13:11           ` Ben Peart
2018-04-30 16:12             ` Re: Elijah Newren
2018-05-02 14:33               ` Re: Ben Peart
2018-04-26 20:52   ` [PATCH v3 3/3] merge: pass aggressive when rename detection is turned off Ben Peart
2018-04-26 23:00     ` Elijah Newren
2018-04-26 22:08   ` [PATCH v3 0/3] add merge.renames config setting Elijah Newren
2018-05-02 16:01 ` [PATCH v4 0/3] add additional config settings for merge Ben Peart
2018-05-02 16:01   ` [PATCH v4 1/3] merge: update documentation for {merge,diff}.renameLimit Ben Peart
2018-05-02 16:01   ` [PATCH v4 2/3] merge: Add merge.renames config setting Ben Peart
2018-05-04  3:07     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-05-02 16:01   ` [PATCH v4 3/3] merge: pass aggressive when rename detection is turned off Ben Peart
2018-05-02 17:20   ` [PATCH v4 0/3] add additional config settings for merge Elijah Newren

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