[SciPy-Dev] Follow revision history back past 2007
Fri Mar 11 03:46:21 CST 2011
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:55:02 -0600, Warren Weckesser wrote:
> Using the "history" button on github, the history of files or modules
> seems to end with a renaming that took place in 2007. How do I see
> older commits?
Interesting, this should work:
git log -M -C filename
but apparently also that fails to follow the history of an individual
file beyond 2007. However,
git show -M -C 2224a4b9f2
shows that the rename commit is correctly detected. Similarly, this works:
git blame -M -C filename
and it correctly shows where each line came from, also pre-2007.
It seems to me that this is a logic problem in how renames are displayed
in git-log. The rename detection algorithm itself seems to work (as
evidenced by git-blame), but something is wrong with how git-log displays
This might be worth raising on the Git mailing list.
Our repository data does not need to be changed -- it's correct. This is
an issue that can be only fixed in Git itself.
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