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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, "Eric Sunshine" <sunshine@sunshineco.com>,
	"Martin Ågren" <martin.agren@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 4/8] shortlog: match commit trailers with --group
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:01:41 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq1rilomx6.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200928031752.GA3059492@coredump.intra.peff.net> (Jeff King's message of "Sun, 27 Sep 2020 23:17:52 -0400")

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

> I wondered if this might confuse people reading the series, and almost
> called attention to it in the cover letter. Now that you've presumably
> read through and figured it out, is it worth going back and amending the
> commit message? It's more of a point for reviewers, I think, but perhaps
> somebody reading the commits later would care.

When I read history older than the immediate past, I usuall start at
the point 'git blame' found and then go back---going forward is much
less natural operation.  If my "git blame" session happens to hit an
earlier part of this series, perhaps the future-me would get a wrong
impression that originally the feature was in a limited form and was
extended later in a separate series?  I dunno.

I did wish the log message said what was going on while reading, but
that is a perfectionist in me speaking, and not a complaint that log
messages that did not say the future plans in the series were
offense that deserves a rejection.  A good summary in "What's cooking"
report would become a merge commit log message, and we can teach
users to go from 'git blame', find where the entire series was merged
to the mainline and then read from there---and it would be sufficient
if the summary of the topic described the endgame well.



  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-28 17:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-25  7:01 [PATCH 0/8] parsing trailers with shortlog Jeff King
2020-09-25  7:01 ` [PATCH 1/8] shortlog: change "author" variables to "ident" Jeff King
2020-09-25  7:02 ` [PATCH 2/8] shortlog: refactor committer/author grouping Jeff King
2020-09-25 20:05   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-09-27  8:03     ` Jeff King
2020-09-27  8:08       ` Jeff King
2020-09-27  8:23         ` Eric Sunshine
2020-09-26 12:31   ` Martin Ågren
2020-09-27  7:59     ` Jeff King
2020-09-25  7:02 ` [PATCH 3/8] trailer: add interface for iterating over commit trailers Jeff King
2020-09-26 12:39   ` Martin Ågren
2020-09-27  8:20     ` Jeff King
2020-09-25  7:03 ` [PATCH 4/8] shortlog: match commit trailers with --group Jeff King
2020-09-25  7:05 ` [PATCH 5/8] shortlog: de-duplicate trailer values Jeff King
2020-09-25  7:05 ` [PATCH 6/8] shortlog: rename parse_stdin_ident() Jeff King
2020-09-25  7:05 ` [PATCH 7/8] shortlog: parse trailer idents Jeff King
2020-09-25  7:05 ` [PATCH 8/8] shortlog: allow multiple groups to be specified Jeff King
2020-09-25 20:23   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-09-27  8:06     ` Jeff King
2020-09-26 12:48   ` Martin Ågren
2020-09-27  8:25     ` Jeff King
2020-09-25 14:27 ` [PATCH 0/8] parsing trailers with shortlog Derrick Stolee
2020-09-25 16:57 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-27  8:39 ` [PATCH v2 " Jeff King
2020-09-27  8:39   ` [PATCH v2 1/8] shortlog: change "author" variables to "ident" Jeff King
2020-09-27 19:18     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-27  8:39   ` [PATCH v2 2/8] shortlog: add grouping option Jeff King
2020-09-27  8:40   ` [PATCH v2 3/8] trailer: add interface for iterating over commit trailers Jeff King
2020-09-27  8:40   ` [PATCH v2 4/8] shortlog: match commit trailers with --group Jeff King
2020-09-27 19:51     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-28  3:17       ` Jeff King
2020-09-28 17:01         ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-09-27  8:40   ` [PATCH v2 5/8] shortlog: de-duplicate trailer values Jeff King
2020-09-27 20:23     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-28  3:19       ` Jeff King
2020-09-27  8:40   ` [PATCH v2 6/8] shortlog: rename parse_stdin_ident() Jeff King
2020-09-27  8:40   ` [PATCH v2 7/8] shortlog: parse trailer idents Jeff King
2020-09-27 20:49     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-27  8:40   ` [PATCH v2 8/8] shortlog: allow multiple groups to be specified Jeff King
2020-09-27 21:18     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-28  3:25       ` Jeff King
2020-12-28 11:29     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-02-04  6:44       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-27 14:38   ` [PATCH v2 0/8] parsing trailers with shortlog Martin Ågren

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