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Re: Organizing the NEWS file a bit better

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Organizing the NEWS file a bit better
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2021 21:42:04 +0300

> From: Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se>
> Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2021 20:17:52 +0200
> Cc: Emacs developers <emacs-devel@gnu.org>, Juri Linkov <juri@linkov.net>
> AFAICT, VC archeology is already not very convenient after we cut the
> release branch and move the file from etc/NEWS to etc/NEWS.28.  One
> would need to visit the relevant release branch first.

I use VC archeology on NEWS all the time.  It is handy when I need to
know who and when added some new feature.

> (As a Magit user, walking backwards in "git blame" history for one
> line that hasn't moved is just a matter of typing "b" one or more
> times.  I have no idea how easy this is using vc, but I've assumed
> it's harder since people are concerned about it.)

Wrong tool, I think.  Try vc-region-history (I'm sure Magit has
something similar).  The relevant Git command is "git log -L".

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