On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 2:24 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>>> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:
>>>> The code finds the changes of a commit, runs 'git blame' for each chunk
>>>> to see which other commits are relevant, and then reports the author and
>>> In general, I am not all that interested in adding anything new to
>>> contrib/ as git.git has matured enough, but even if this will stay
>>> outside my tree, there are a few interesting things to note to help
>>> its eventual users.
>> Why not add it to mainline git then? This tool, or a similar one,
>> would certainly be useful in the git arsenal.
> As to this particular "feature" (the goal it tries to achieve, not
> necessarily the implementation), that actually was the first thing
> that came to my mind. It helps the "develop, review locally,
> format-patch, decide whom to ask reviews and then send it out"
> workflow in general to have a tool that tells you who are the people
> involved in the code you are touching.
> If this were _only_ to be used within send-email (i.e. replacing the
> "then send it out" above with "then use send-email" to limit the
> usecase), "git cc-cmd" would be a reasonable name. But if that is
> the intended use case, it would even be more reasonable to make this
> logic part of send-email and trigger it with --auto-cc-reviewers
> option or something.
Yeap, but I wouldn't want to be the one that implements that in perl.
> But I think it can be useful outside the context of send-email as
> well, and having one independent tool that does one single job well
> is a better design. Perhaps it is better to name it less specific
> to send-email's cc-cmd option. "git people"? "git whom"? "git
> reviewers"? I dunno, but along those lines.
'git relevant'? 'git related'? It's not only people, also commits.
> It is OK for a design demonstration prototype to be written in any
> language others (who can comment on the design) can read, but the
> version to be a first-class citizen needs to be written in one of
> the languages such as C, POSIX shell, or Perl to avoid adding extra
> dependencies to the users.
That is going to be though.
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