On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 04:13:19AM -0800, Jason Timrod wrote:
> I note that when defining a .mailmap file, that it's honoured by
> git-shotlog(1) by default, but for git-log(1) I have to define an
> entirely new --pretty= formatting option to use it.
> Why is this? Why doesn't git-log honour this by default like
> git-shortlog does?
> Would there be a way of making .mailmap be the default without needing
> a pretty option each time to redefine the default?
I think it's mostly hysterical raisins. Mailmap grew as a shortlog
feature, and then only later became available via custom format
specifiers like "%aN", in git-blame, etc. And nobody ever updated the
It would make sense to me to add an option to do so, and probably to
turn it on by default for normal human-consumed formats, but probably
not for "--pretty=raw".
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