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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: git history tracking across renames (and emacs support)
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:13:29 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:25:25 -0500
> > 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).

And as I explained, this method is less efficient than using

> > 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.

And I'm pointing out that using ChangeLog files when they are useful
makes the quality of my life higher.

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