Jeff King <> writes:

> I noticed recently that the GitHub contributions page for git.git did
> not seem very accurate. The problem is that while it uses shortlog, it
> does not respect .mailmap, because we do not have a working tree from
> which to read the .mailmap.
> This series adds a config option analogous to mailmap.file, but which
> reads from a blob in the repository (so the obvious thing to set it to
> is "HEAD:.mailmap" in a bare repo, and probably "master:.mailmap" if you
> frequently want to traverse while on unrelated branches). The obvious
> alternative is to checkout a temporary file of .mailmap and point
> mailmap.file at it, but this is a bit more convenient.

Yeah, I think this is sane.

Have you considered defaulting to read from HEAD:.mailmap even when
this new configuration is not there if core.bare is set?  I would
imagine that it would be the most convenient and match people's
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