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Re: git history tracking across renames (and emacs support)

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: git history tracking across renames (and emacs support)
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:46:57 -0500

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  > Yes, but for design decisions, it is useful to keep comments that say
  > "an alternative design ... was rejected because ..." so when some bright
  > newbie suggests the alternative, they are easily detered (or forced to
  > make it even better).

Based on my experience as a programmer, I concluded the right place
for that information is in comments in the code.

Programmers who decide to change to a new method of handling a certain
point don't always see a reason to consult the history, but they
always look at the code they are changing.

Dr Richard Stallman
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