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Re: PROPOSAL: Move to git, now that bzr is no longer a req.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: Move to git, now that bzr is no longer a req.
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:09:51 +0200

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:53:28 +0100
> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> >     I never consult changelog files if I have the full VCS history.
> >
> > I do.  I use the ChangeLog files to see what changes affected a
> > certain function.
> I tend to use C-x v g for that (it maps to git blame).

This can be annoyingly slow (and with git is slower than with bzr).
E.g., try xdisp.c: it takes git more than 4 minutes to display
anything in response to "C-x v g" (2 minutes if done from the shell).
Looking into ChangeLog's is surely faster.

Someone, I think it was you, once told me that the slow operation of
'git blame' was a deliberate design decision of the git developers.
So it doesn't sound like this is supposed to be the first tool to be
used for such jobs.  FWIW, I use that only after I already have some
idea about what I'm looking for and in which time period.

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