On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 10:09 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Tatsuo Ishii <is...@postgresql.org> writes:
>> There are very lengthy (over 10k lines, for example) SGML files in
>> docs. While working on translating docs using GitHub, I noticed that
>> sometimes diffs are not showed in pull requests due to the limitation
>> of GitHub, which makes me pretty difficult to review PR. Any chance to
>> split those lengthy SGML files into smaller SGML files?
> Surely that's a github bug that you should be complaining to them about?

Well I'm sure it's not like they did it for no reason.  At some point
displaying a diff on a giant file is going to result in a page that
takes too long to load.

> I'm disinclined to split existing files because (a) it would complicate
> back-patching and (b) it would be completely destructive to git history.
> git claims to understand about file moves but it doesn't do a terribly
> good job with that history-wise (try git log or git blame on
> recently-moved files such as pgbench).  And I've never heard even
> a claim that it understands splits.

But we've split very long source files in the past, and I don't see
why splitting doc files is any stupider.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
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