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Re: "git shortlog -sn --follow -- <path>" counts all commits to entire repo

Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Sat, Sep 09, 2017 at 02:37:20AM +0900, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Using log-tree traversal machinery instead of just get_revision()
>> would probably mean we would slow it down quite a bit unless we are
>> careful, but at the same time, things like "git shortlog -G<string>"
>> would suddenly start working, so this is not just helping the
>> "--follow" hack.
> I didn't notice that, but I'm not surprised that there are more options
> that shortlog doesn't quite work with.
> I don't plan on working on this myself any time soon, so maybe it's a
> good #leftoverbits candidate (though it's perhaps a little more involved
> than some).

I agree that I do not mind seeing those who haven't really touched
the inner core of the system to try this change, so marking this
discussion with #leftoverbits may be a good idea, but I have this
gut feeling that "a little more involved" might be a bit of an
understatement ;-)

But still I think it is a very good suggestion to allow log-tree to
filter things more so that "shortlog $args" can become a more
faithful imitation of "log $args | shortlog".