Thomas Rast <> writes:

> Junio C Hamano <> writes:
>>> +/*
>>> + * NEEDSWORK: manually building a diff here is not the Right
>>> + * Thing(tm).  log -L should be built into the diff pipeline.
>> I am not sure about this design, and do not necessarily agree that
>> wedging this to the diff pipeline is the right future direction.
>> I have a feeling that "log -L" should actually be built around
>> "blame".  You let blame to hit the first parent to take the blame,
>> and then turn around to show a single "diff-tree" between the child
>> and the parent with whatever other diff pipeline gizmo the user can
>> give you from the command line.  The blame also tells you what the
>> "interesting" line range were at the first parent commit you found,
>> so you can re-run the same thing with an updated range.
> Hrm, now that you mention it, this is actually a brilliant idea.

I don't know.  That is just me handwaving without giving a serious
end-to-end thought.
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