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Re: VC top of the tree diff and log

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: VC top of the tree diff and log
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 15:07:48 -0700 (PDT)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

  > > After using the current solution for a bit, I've grown to like it.
  > > But that does not mean that it can't be changed...
  > > Once the backend support for generating short/long logs is in, we can
  > > decide what is the best UI for it.
  > > So I'll check in the change as it is now when I get a chance.
  > Have you tried to run `vc-print-root-log' on the Emacs repository?
  > I waited for several minutes and eventually abandoned the attempt.

No, I only have the CVS one handy.
But I've tried it on other things that have lots of lines, and yes it's
slow.  See the "slow output" bugs/threads, they have been partially
motivated by this. 

  > We could provide a numeric prefix argument for vc print logs
  > to limit the number of commits to show.  I mean translating it
  > to the git command like "git-log -2".

Yes, I have considered limiting the size of the log output, it needs to
apply not only to the root log, but also to C-x v l.   But I
don't know what the best thing to do here... :-(

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