On zo, 2016-08-28 at 12:52 -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Sun, 2016-08-28 at 11:59 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > 
> > On Sun, 28 Aug 2016, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> []
> > 
> > > 
> > > The problem is that c-h.pl generates noise in the commit history
> > > and
> > > makes git-blame less useful than it can be.
> > Could it be that this is a problem with git blame, rather than with
> > checkpatch?  Last year there was a discussion on this list about
> > how there
> > is an option to git blame that will cause it to step through the
> > history,
> > and not show only the most recent patch that has modified a given
> > line.
> It is more or less an ease-of-use limitation of git blame.
> There are some that want an ncurses only version of git blame
> that could
> use arrow-key style navigation for historical commit
> line-ranges.
> git gui blame kind of works, but it's not ncurses/text based.
> git-cola kind of works too, but it's not text based either.
> Are there other existing tools for blame history viewing?

tig has a neat way of doing blame history digging: do a `tig blame
filename`, select a line and hit the comma key to re-blame from the
parent of the commit that was blamed for that line.

(hat tip to Jeff King who pointed out this trick recently)

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