[SciPy-Dev] Follow revision history back past 2007

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
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 
the results.

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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