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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Piotr Krukowiecki <piotr.krukowiecki@gmail.com>
Cc: Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com>,
	Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: git-log on a file, and merges
Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 12:32:28 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqtvazjrcj.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAA01CspHCKA3itmTxFO1NeNB6DpdFx3CTbXKtO=TvtznLn_zAg@mail.gmail.com> (Piotr Krukowiecki's message of "Fri, 2 Aug 2019 21:21:28 +0200")

Piotr Krukowiecki <piotr.krukowiecki@gmail.com> writes:

> At this moment I'm not sure myself if I consider this a bug or not.

This definitely is not a bug but is a designed and intended
behaviour.

Think of running "git log" without "--full-history" that is limited
with a pathspec as a tool to ask Git to show _one_ way (preferrably
the simplest one) to explain how the current contents in paths that
match the pathspec came to be.  The "just explain to me one way" is
not about machine performance but reducing the clutter in the output
to help human reader(s) reading an otherwise complex history.


  reply	other threads:[~2019-08-02 19:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-02  9:38 Piotr Krukowiecki
2019-08-02 14:22 ` Derrick Stolee
2019-08-02 19:21   ` Piotr Krukowiecki
2019-08-02 19:32     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2019-08-03  8:31       ` Piotr Krukowiecki

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