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From: "נעם סולוביצ'יק" <>
Subject: Why is AuthorDate displayed on git-blame?
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 03:18:43 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Hey everybody, I wonder about the decision behind git-blame and
git-annotate date that is being shown.

If I understand correctly, the AuthorDate is displayed, and I'd like
to challenge that decision. Consider the following case:

A feature branch having commits authored last week, but merged to the
main branch just today. And to the sake of discussion, let's say that
the branch has a bug.

When someone encounters the bug on the main branch, he would probably
want to know when it was introduced - the date when the bug started
to affect him. However, git-blame only shows him when the bug was
originally authored, in our case - *last-week*, which is confusing
since the main branch was working just fine back then.

So I wonder why was AuthorDate the date chosen to be displayed under

             reply	other threads:[~2020-08-05  0:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-05  0:18 נעם סולוביצ'יק [this message]
2020-08-05  0:40 ` Why is AuthorDate displayed on git-blame? Junio C Hamano
2020-08-06  6:57   ` Raymond E. Pasco
2020-08-06 15:19     ` Noam Soloveichik
2020-08-06 18:13       ` Raymond E. Pasco
2020-08-06 18:17     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-06 18:52       ` [PATCH] blame-options.txt: document --first-parent option Raymond E. Pasco
2020-08-08  0:35       ` Why is AuthorDate displayed on git-blame? Jeff King
2020-08-05  1:59 ` brian m. carlson
2020-08-05 16:08   ` Junio C Hamano

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