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

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: git history tracking across renames (and emacs support)
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:46:48 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:51:53 -0400 Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote: 

RS> The issue is whether to stop including the detailed changes. I've
RS> agreeds to this in principle, provided that we have tools that
RS> really provide those data correctly.

RS> Proponents of the change claim that some Git commands provide the
RS> same data. However, I've shown that the output is incorrect in
RS> certain situations. They are unusual, but not rare or absurd.

RS> If you'd like this change to be made, recognize the problem and fix
RS> it. Implement a kind of diff that reliably gives the correct list of
RS> entities changed -- at least for C and Emacs Lisp -- and then I'll
RS> agree to this change for Emacs Lisp.

Could you provide a reference to the previous discussion or summarize
it? I couldn't find it.


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