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bug#33328: 27.0.50; Extend Emacs bug report

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: bug#33328: 27.0.50; Extend Emacs bug report
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:00:35 -0500
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Michael Albinus wrote:

>> Sorry for the slow reply, but given the hash from emacs-repository-version,
>> doesn't a command like "git name-rev HASH" give you this information,
>> without you needing to store extra information in the Emacs binary?
> Anything goes of course, but is it really a problem? A short string
> shouldn't hurt.

The code to implement this doesn't seem that small, and seems redundant
to me.


> I use this kind of information also in Tramp (see variable
> tramp-repository-branch), and it would be an additional burden always to
> use call-process for just opening a new debug buffer.

I meant, when you get a bug report, if you care which branch it came
from, and it isn't obvious from the version number, just use
git name-rev to find out. You will presumably be looking at the git log
anyway for debugging.

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