Phil Hord <> writes:

> But with --simplify-merges, I see _more_ commits.
> $ git log  --simplify-merges --oneline -- builtin/stripspace.c
> 634392b Add 'contrib/subtree/' from commit ...
        > 497215d Update documentation for stripspace
        > c2857fb stripspace: fix outdated comment
        > 81b50f3 Move 'builtin-*' into a 'builtin/' subdirectory
> 610f043 Import branch 'git-p4' of git://
> b4d2b04 Merge git-gui
> 0a8f4f0 Merge git://
> 98e031f Merge git-tools repository under "tools" subdirectory
> 5569bf9 Do a cross-project merge of Paul Mackerras' gitk visualizer

After indenting away what should be shown, I notice all these extra
are merges without any common ancestors.

Just an observation; I didn't think things through.

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