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[Monotone-devel] Re: How to find out author of a code fragment?

From: Bruce Stephens
Subject: [Monotone-devel] Re: How to find out author of a code fragment?
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 11:39:11 +0100
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Nathaniel Smith <address@hidden> writes:


> Oh, I know: how about an 'annotate diff' combination command, that
> shows a unidiff, but also marks each + and - line with the person
> responsible for that change?
> Doesn't help if you are looking at a file and wondering generally
> how it came to look the way it does, very very cool if you know that
> something has appeared or disappeared (and thus have some reference
> point), and want to know what happened.

Clever.  And (in retrospect, anyway) an obvious idea.  I wonder why
it's not been done before (that I know about, anyway).

I'd guess you wouldn't always want the person.  I suspect there's some
better default one could come up with (person/date, truncated hash, or
something).  But that's just a detail.


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