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From: Ariadne Conill <>
Cc: Ariadne Conill <>
Subject: [PATCH v3 1/3] log: use mailmap by default
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:06:42 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

The `git log` command shows the author and committer name recorded in
the git repository itself, while other commands respect `.mailmap`
by default.  I believe this is a bad design: it causes log entries to
reflect inaccurate information: anyone who changes their name or
e-mail address will not have that change (recorded in mailmap file)
reflected when using `git log` by default.

Anyone who explicitly wants the current behaviour can clearly request
it by setting the `log.mailmap` setting to `false` in their
`.gitconfig` file.

Signed-off-by: Ariadne Conill <>
 builtin/log.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/builtin/log.c b/builtin/log.c
index 7c8767d3bc..3d2ce8fa3d 100644
--- a/builtin/log.c
+++ b/builtin/log.c
@@ -47,7 +47,7 @@ static int default_follow;
 static int default_show_signature;
 static int decoration_style;
 static int decoration_given;
-static int use_mailmap_config;
+static int use_mailmap_config = 1;
 static const char *fmt_patch_subject_prefix = "PATCH";
 static const char *fmt_pretty;

  reply	other threads:[~2019-07-11 18:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-11 18:06 [PATCH v3 0/3] use mailmap by default in git log Ariadne Conill
2019-07-11 18:06 ` Ariadne Conill [this message]
2019-07-11 18:06 ` [PATCH v3 2/3] log: add --no-use-mailmap option to complement --use-mailmap option Ariadne Conill
2019-07-11 18:06 ` [PATCH v3 3/3] tests: rework mailmap tests for git log Ariadne Conill

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