Le vendredi 07 mars 2014 à 11:43 -0800, Junio C Hamano a écrit :
> Andreas Schwab <sch...@linux-m68k.org> writes:
> > Yann Droneaud <ydrone...@opteya.com> writes:
> >
> >> But I'd like to know if there's a specific reason for git merge to not
> >> support --date and --author ?
> >
> > It's rather unusual that a merge is performed on behalf of a different
> > author.
> Yes.  Michael's "Nobody bothered to implement it" is also correct
> but the reason why nobody bothered to most likely is due to "why
> would you want to lie?".

When was Git changed in some kind of TSA agent one has to bribe to get
allowed to cross^Wcommit ? Why git lawyer is not implemented ? I want a
fair trial !

And before adding to Git a perfect lie detector (how will it able to
make the difference between truth and lie ? then, will it be able to
make the difference between good and bad ?, oh god, no !), I would
prefer to have it detect bugs before one could commit instead.

You seems to think I'm lying, but I'm not a liar: I just need to make
some arrangements with the history under another identity, as I could be
legally bound to. So it may sound like a lie for you, but ultimately,
it's the plain truth.

So as the tool is not in position to distinguish lie from truth, I'd
prefer to not see this concept brought here.

> If the use case is to rebuild history, you would need to be able to
> also lie about the committer, so
> >> git merge \
> >>     --date "2013-12-31 23:59:59 +0000" \
> >>     --author "Happy New Year <happy.new-year@gregorian.calendar>" \
> >>     current-year
> in such a history-rebuild script would not be sufficient.  The
> script can set necessary environment variables to lie about both
> author and commiter, though, of course.

Thanks for reminding this: I have to use GIT_COMMITER_DATE,

As I'm not calling for adding --date and --author, I will continue to
use the environment variables: they're good enough for the job.


Yann Droneaud

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