Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:
> * tr/log-full-diff-keep-true-parents (2013-08-01) 1 commit
> - log: use true parents for diff even when rewriting
> Output from "git log --full-diff -- <pathspec>" looked strange,
> because comparison was done with the previous ancestor that touched
> the specified <pathspec>, causing the patches for paths outside the
> pathspec to show more than the single commit has changed.
> I am not sure if that is necessarily a problem, though. Output
> from "git log --full-diff -2 -- <pathspec>" without this change
> will be applicable to some codebase, but after this change that
> will no longer be true (you will get only tiny parts of the change
> that were made by the two commits in question, while missing all
> the other changes).
Hmm. Uwe's original complaint was that --stat -- as in "what other
things are touched when we modify foo" -- is nonsensical.
In addition, applying what you describe above would be a very strange
form of rebase: one that squashes everything into the commits that
affect the given files. When would it ever make sense to do such
squashing? After all, you'd lose all the commit splits&messages in
If you care about it, I can introduce a new flag that lets the user
pick; it's pretty trivial. But it seems very strange to me.
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