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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] revision: add "--ignore-merges" option to counteract "-m"
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:53:25 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqv9i69mqi.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200729183049.GA2340161@coredump.intra.peff.net> (Jeff King's message of "Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:30:49 -0400")

Jeff King <peff@peff.net> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 02:22:07PM -0400, Jeff King wrote:
>
>> After thinking on it more, I flipped it to:
>> 
>>   -m::
>>   --diff-merges::
>>      [existing text...]
>> 
>> and then I don't think we need to have another block for
>> --no-diff-merges.
>> 
>> I'll likewise add a statement that "-m" is implied by "--first-parent"
>> and can be counteracted with the "--no" form, which I think should spell
>> out all the implications of the series.
>
> Hmm, I take that back. I tried adding this:
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
> index 0785a0cfe9..41c859e63f 100644
> --- a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
> @@ -1154,7 +1154,9 @@ options may be given. See linkgit:git-diff-files[1] for more options.
>  	and diff is generated. An exception is that only diff against
>  	the first parent is shown when `--first-parent` option is given;
>  	in that case, the output represents the changes the merge
> -	brought _into_ the then-current branch.
> +	brought _into_ the then-current branch. Note that
> +	`--first-parent` implies `-m` if no combined-diff option is
> +	enabled; you can use `--no-diff-merges` to override that.
>  
>  -r::
>  	Show recursive diffs.
>
> but then I'm left wondering: why would you ever want to override it? I
> added the option as an escape hatch in case anybody really needed the
> old behavior.

Old behaviour meaning "git log --first-parent -p master..next" would
mostly list commits without patches unless there is a single-parent
commit thrown in the first-parent chain?  I would imagine it would
be one way to locate and view reverts, cherry-picks and "oops I
botched the merge previously" fix-ups on 'next'.

I could add "--no-merges" to that command line but then the output
loses all the clues on when topics are merged in what order and show
only those single-parent commits, so it is not exactly the same
thing.  It loses a lot, and the current behaviour strikes a very
good balance for the use case.

So, if we make "-m" the default in some cases (like "--first-parent"),
we do need a way to toggle it off.

Thanks.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-29 18:53 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
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 [this message]
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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