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From: Elijah Newren <>
To: Jonathan Tan <>
Cc: Git Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH on en/rename-progress] diffcore-rename: make diff-tree -l0 mean -l<large>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:51:20 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Jonathan Tan <> wrote:
> In the documentation of diff-tree, it is stated that the -l option
> "prevents rename/copy detection from running if the number of
> rename/copy targets exceeds the specified number". The documentation
> does not mention any special handling for the number 0, but the
> implementation before commit b520abf ("sequencer: warn when internal
> merge may be suboptimal due to renameLimit", 2017-11-14) treated 0 as a
> special value indicating that the rename limit is to be a very large
> number instead.
> The commit b520abf changed that behavior, treating 0 as 0. Revert this
> behavior to what it was previously. This allows existing scripts and
> tools that use "-l0" to continue working. The alternative (to allow
> "-l0") is probably much less useful, since users can just refrain from
> specifying -M and/or -C to have the same effect.
> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Tan <>
> ---
> Note that this patch is built on en/rename-progress.
> We noticed this through an automated test for an internal tool - the
> tool uses git diff-tree with -l0, and no longer produces the same
> results as before.

Thanks for testing that version and sending along the fix.

I suspect the commit referenced twice in the commit message should
have been 9f7e4bfa3b ("diff: remove silent clamp of renameLimit",
2017-11-13) rather than b520abf ("sequencer: warn when internal merge
may be suboptimal due to renameLimit", 2017-11-14).

Other than that minor issue, patch and test looks good to me.

  reply	other threads:[~2017-11-29 18:51 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-29 18:32 [PATCH on en/rename-progress] diffcore-rename: make diff-tree -l0 mean -l<large> Jonathan Tan
2017-11-29 18:51 ` Elijah Newren [this message]
2017-11-29 18:54   ` Jonathan Tan
2017-11-29 20:04   ` Jonathan Nieder
2017-11-29 20:11 ` [PATCH on en/rename-progress v2] " Jonathan Tan
2017-11-29 20:23   ` Jonathan Nieder
2017-11-29 23:40   ` Elijah Newren

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