On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 07:04:05AM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
> Arguably if the user explicitly limited the range, he knows what he's
> looking at. Admittedly, I don't know offhand which options _will_
> produce boundary commit indications: there may be some without explicit
> range limitation, and we might also be talking about limiting through
> shallow repos (git blame on a shallow repo is probably a bad idea in the
> first place, but anyway).
Yes, I was thinking mostly of "X..Y" types of ranges, which are probably
the most common. I hadn't considered shallow repositories, and you can
also hit the root commit as a boundary if you do not specify --root.
I guess the question still in my mind is: what use does the identity of
the boundary commit have? That is, whether you know ahead of time where
the boundary is or not, is there ever a case where knowing its author
and/or commit sha1 is a useful piece of information, as opposed to
knowing that we hit a boundary at all?
I could not think of one, but I may simply lack imagination.
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