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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: git history tracking across renames (and emacs support)
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:25:25 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> Then you have back the problem with branches, since the changes
> in the region will not tell you whether the change was merged or
> backported etc.

As explained, this is the part of the info that vc-region-history can't
give me, and the reason why I instead have to look at the actual code of
a few releases (usually just one, but potentially more).

> Anyway, I don't really understand the point you are trying to make.
> If you are saying that ChangeLogs are _never_ useful in these
> situations, then that's a strangely extremist view, and my experience
> is very far from that.

I'm just pointing out that not only we *can* live without the
ChangeLog files, but that's exactly what I happen to do.


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