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Re: C-x v g going further back in time?

From: Benjamin Rutt
Subject: Re: C-x v g going further back in time?
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 17:16:03 -0500
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Benjamin Rutt <address@hidden> writes:

> I love C-x v g in a file managed by CVS, I can see exactly which user
> finalized which line of the file, and on which date.  This is
> invaluable for answering the question of who to ask about different
> lines of code.  However, sometimes that's not enough to find out who
> put that line of code there originally, as sometimes people make
> whitespace changes, yet C-x v g only shows the last committer of a
> line so sometimes the "whitespace changer" is not the "true author" of
> that line.  Is there any way to go back in time to see who committed a
> given line earlier in time?

Since I wrote this, I see C-x v g takes a prefix argument which can
give the revision number.  But I think it's useful also to be able to
go incrementally backwards and forwards revisions, interactively, from
within the *Annotate* buffer.  I'll look at modifying vc*.el to
support this idea.

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