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From: Jubilee Young <>
Cc:, Jonathan Tan <>,
	Christian Couder <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 1/1] Implement rev-list --bisect* --first-parent
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2019 21:07:06 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi! Thanks for all the feedback.

On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:36 PM Jonathan Tan <>
> > > Also, clarify in the commit message somewhere that this commit does
> > > change the behavior of "git bisect".
> >
> > s/\.$/ when used without the "--first-parent" option&/; you mean?
> As far as I know, "git bisect" doesn't support --first-parent, whether
> before or after this patch.

Correct, it still provides the usual "usage: git bisect ..." error.
This provides plumbing but no porcelain right now.

> At first I thought that this patch also teaches "git bisect" to support
> "--first-parent", but that is not the case. Only "git rev-list" learns
> to make "--bisect" work with "--first-parent". So I wanted the
> clarification. (But if you think that the clarification is unnecessary,
> that's fine too.)

I had been trying to deduce the best approach for writing the commit
message but in the end I retained a hunch that I didn't yet know enough
to write the best one so this conversation is quite illuminating re:
commit style.

If it's even slightly confusing I would like to clarify, since bisect.c
and git bisect are... very different!

I think Dscho's recommendation also will result in the patch overall
being far more lucid.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-11-07  5:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-05  5:21 [Outreachy] [PATCH v7 0/1] Revenge of --bisect --first-parent workingjubilee
2019-11-05  5:21 ` [PATCH v7 1/1] Implement rev-list --bisect* --first-parent workingjubilee
2019-11-05 23:04   ` Jonathan Tan
2019-11-06  2:42     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-11-06 11:30       ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-11-06 21:36       ` Jonathan Tan
2019-11-07  3:35         ` Junio C Hamano
2019-11-07  5:07         ` Jubilee Young [this message]
2019-11-07 16:00     ` Jubilee Young
2019-11-07 18:56       ` Jonathan Tan

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