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Re: GIT and CVS

On Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:19:17 +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> While useful, they don't replace information of this type:
>         * (tic6x-*-*): Remove gdb from noconfigdirs.

git log -p:
-    noconfigdirs="$noconfigdirs gdb sim"
+    noconfigdirs="$noconfigdirs sim"

git annotate:
005efcbe        (Joseph Myers   2010-03-23 16:05:34 +0000       1022)  tic6x-*-*)
34dd72a9        (     qiyao     2011-08-14 12:28:15 +0000       1023)    noconfigdirs="$noconfigdirs sim"
005efcbe        (Joseph Myers   2010-03-23 16:05:34 +0000       1024)    ;;
git show 34dd72a9

What's wrong with it?  And if I search which commit changed it:
	git log -p -Sgdb

> You still have to store that information _somewhere_, be it in a file
> or in the commit message.

Still there should be stored + shown the associated mail which completely
misses here and which is stored there by GIT.

Currently I have to always look up the associated mails with each CVS commit
to have the reasons and background of each patch; it is really a lose of
engineering time looking up all the mails by hand I have to do with CVS:;a=blob_plain;f=gdb-upstream.patch;hb=f16
	FYI: implement new DWARF macro proposal
	[patch][python] Fix sigsegv when a printer fails to return a value and string_print is set.

>   I just don't see how annotate/log replaces
> that here, maybe it should? I don't know, but entries like that are
> super useful to trace history of things.

When I was a newbie to GDB I would not see the reason why string "gdb" was
removed from variable "noconfigdirs".  I would like to find out the mail
submit/reasoning/approval.  I tried now but I failed to find the mail.

Contrary to it you can see the explanation of a commit in:;a=commit;h=d4e85a1afe0a3310a3c8336c2824775901cc27d7

It is true I would prefer URL / Message-ID for the mail thread, it is not
commonly there even with GIT.  There are some other patch management software
for such tracking.


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