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Re: [PATCH] Create '--merges-only' option for 'git bisect'




Hi Stefan,

On Wed, 11 Apr 2018, Stefan Beller wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:55 PM, Harald Nordgren
> <haraldnordgren@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > When ran with '--merges-only', git bisect will only look at merge commits -- commits with 2 or more parents or the initial commit.
> 
> There has been quite some talk on the mailing list, e.g.
> https://public-inbox.org/git/20160427204551.GB4613@virgo.localdomain/
> which suggests a --first-parent mode instead.

I like that mode, but I would love to have *both*. And from what I see, it
should be relatively easy to add the --first-parent mode on top of
Harald's patches.

> For certain histories these are the same, but merges-only is more
> restrictive for back-and-forth-cross merges.

You mean merges-only tests *more* in back-and-forth-cross-merges
scenarios?

Ciao,
Dscho