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From: Chris Torek <chris.torek@gmail.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] revision: add "--ignore-merges" option to counteract "-m"
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 10:52:14 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAPx1Gvf7d5kdPqYVvruStZuXTySBFZEWMx_1O2MtWJatUM3j+w@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200728163853.GB2650252@coredump.intra.peff.net>

First, not that anyone should particularly care: I heartily
approve. :-)

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 9:40 AM Jeff King <peff@peff.net> wrote:
> I pulled the option name from the rev_info field name. It might be too
> broad (we are not ignoring merges during the traversal, only for the
> diff). It could be "--no-diff-merges" or something, but that would
> involve flipping the sense of the boolean (but that would just be in the
> code, not user-visible, so not that big a deal).

Perhaps a bit bikesheddy, but I would suggest some clarifying
notes in the documentation.  The fact that `git log` *follows*
merges by default is pretty obvious, but the fact that it doesn't
*diff them at all* by default appears to be surprising to most Git
newcomers.  (It was to me, so many years ago, and I see this all
the time on stackoverflow.)

  Note that --ignore-merges / --no-ignore-merges affect
  only diff generation, not commit traversal.  Note
  also that by default, "git log -p" does not generate
  diffs for merges except when using --first-parent.
  See also the -c and --cc options and note that the
  default for "git show" is "--cc".

(The "except when using --first-parent" is of course new here.)

This probably needs a bit of tweaking, but the big idea is
to communicate and emphasize three things:

 1. "git log -p" and "git show" behave differently by default.
    It's a surprise, so we should call it out separately.

 2. The default for "git log -p" is no diff at all for merge
    commits, so see -c / --cc when you're looking at -m.

 3. The default for "git show" is "--cc".  (This note doesn't
    really belong here; perhaps it should be separately
    listed under the -c and --cc options?)

Chris

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-28 17:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 86+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-28 16:36 [PATCH 0/3] making --first-parent imply -m Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:36 ` [PATCH 1/3] log: drop "--cc implies -m" logic Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:38 ` [PATCH 2/3] revision: add "--ignore-merges" option to counteract "-m" Jeff King
2020-07-28 17:52   ` Chris Torek [this message]
2020-07-29 18:42     ` Jeff King
2020-07-28 21:01   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 18:22     ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 18:30       ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 18:53         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-28 16:39 ` [PATCH 3/3] log: enable "-m" automatically with "--first-parent" Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:47 ` [PATCH 0/3] making --first-parent imply -m Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:48 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-28 16:53   ` Jeff King
2020-07-28 16:55 ` Taylor Blau
2020-07-29 20:10 ` [PATCH v2 0/7] making log " Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:10   ` [PATCH v2 1/7] log: drop "--cc implies -m" logic Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:10   ` [PATCH v2 2/7] revision: add "--no-diff-merges" option to counteract "-m" Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:10   ` [PATCH v2 3/7] log: enable "-m" automatically with "--first-parent" Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:28     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 20:11   ` [PATCH v2 4/7] doc/git-log: move "Diff Formatting" from rev-list-options Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:56     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 21:02       ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:11   ` [PATCH v2 5/7] doc/git-log: drop "-r" diff option Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:12   ` [PATCH v2 6/7] doc/git-log: move "-t" into diff-options list Jeff King
2020-07-29 21:10     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 21:55       ` Jeff King
2020-07-29 20:12   ` [PATCH v2 7/7] doc/git-log: clarify handling of merge commit diffs Jeff King
2020-07-29 21:03   ` [PATCH v2 0/7] making log --first-parent imply -m Chris Torek
2020-07-29 21:41   ` Sergey Organov
2020-07-31 23:08     ` Jeff King
2020-08-02 12:59       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-02 17:35         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 15:47           ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 16:35             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 16:41               ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 17:21                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-03 20:25                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 20:58                     ` Jeff King
2020-08-03 21:16                       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 18:08             ` Jeff King
2020-08-03 20:00               ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-03 20:55                 ` Jeff King
2020-08-03 21:18                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 17:50               ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 19:42                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-04 20:00                   ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 20:55                     ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:22                       ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 21:55                         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-04 22:06                           ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 22:14                             ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 22:49                               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07  8:26                                 ` Jeff King
2020-08-07  9:25                                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 17:43                                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 17:52                                     ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 19:01                                       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 19:12                                         ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 19:20                                           ` Jeff King
2020-08-07 19:28                                             ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 19:46                                           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 20:29                                             ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 20:39                                               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 21:08                                                 ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-07 21:54                                                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-07 23:07                                                     ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 22:53                               ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:21                     ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:26                       ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 19:58                 ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 20:56                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:25                     ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 21:41                       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 22:07                         ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 22:15                           ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:27                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-04 21:44                       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 21:58                   ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-04 22:08                     ` Jeff King
2020-08-04 22:26                       ` [PATCH] revision: fix die() message for "--unpacked=" Sergey Organov
2020-08-05  0:03                         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 15:37                   ` [PATCH v2 0/7] making log --first-parent imply -m Sergey Organov
2020-08-05 16:05                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 17:55                       ` Sergey Organov
2020-08-05 19:24                         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-05 20:27                           ` Sergey Organov

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