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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Re: release goals for Bazaar 1.1

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Re: release goals for Bazaar 1.1
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 22:59:27 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) XEmacs/21.5 (chayote, linux)

>>>>> "Mikhael" == Mikhael Goikhman <address@hidden> writes:

    Mikhael> For some reason folks suppose the purpose of the command
    Mikhael> is to show the creator of each line, however the real
    Mikhael> purpose is to show the [last] revision description,
    Mikhael> i.e. fully qualified name, date, creator, summary.  The
    Mikhael> creator may be (and is often) constant among revision
    Mikhael> descriptions.

Well, I can tell you what my reason is.  None of the other information
varies in a particularly useful way from line to line.  Revision
number, date, and summary describe _patches_, and how they vary across
_lines_ has never been useful to me.

So I don't care what the developer who introduced the annotate command
thought it was "really" for; my purpose is ascription.  (Thanks, jsyjr!)

Hey, how about an annotate command for xdelta?!  :->

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