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Re: [Possible GIT Bug]

On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 09:03:10AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> It is neither but if I have to pick one between the two, it is much
> closer to the former than the latter.  The primary source of this is
> that we have only *one* pathspec given to the diff machinery, but in
> order to implement your ideal "find harder", you'd need *two*.  That
> is, one set of paths for which you are interested in their origin,
> and the other set that you allow the machinery to consider as possible
> origins.  Since we can only give one pathspec machinery, that one
> pathspec is used to specify both of these sets.

How does tihs compare to `--follow`? With that knob active the machinery
indeed uses the whole repository for finding renames and/or copies. Is
this the only exception then?

Take care,