Jens Lehmann <jens.lehm...@web.de> writes:
> Am 29.07.2013 21:37, schrieb Thomas Rast:
>> Thomas Rast <tr...@inf.ethz.ch> writes:
>>> Thomas Rast <tr...@inf.ethz.ch> writes:
>>>> Now that git log -L has hit master, I figure it's time to discuss the
>>>> corresponding change to gitk.
>>> Paul, any news on this? Any chance we can get it into the next release,
>>> since that will also be the first release to ship with 'git log -L'?
>> Jens pointed out privately that the handling of unstuck -L options is
>> unfortunate, to put it mildly. I'll send a reroll.
> But as soon as that is fixed I'd really like to see this applied, as
> I think gitk is the perfect tool to show history information.
Unfortunately it's turning out to be harder than I hoped. gitk runs the
arguments through git-rev-parse, which only knows that -n gets an
unstuck argument. Consequently, gitk accepts an unstuck -n but only
stuck forms of -S and -G.
Fixing it through git-rev-parse feels wrong; rev-parse is supposed to
know about rev-list options, but -S and -G only make sense in
diff-generating walks, and -L only makes any sense at all for git-log.
I'm tempted to leave it at the existing patches for now. That does mean
that -L can only be used in the stuck form; it's the same for -S and -G
already. Then in a later series we can change gitk's argument parsing
to properly treat the options directly, passing only the remaining
arguments through to rev-parse to use the usual revision/filename
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