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Re: Allow git bisect in reverse mode?




On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 9:54 PM Brad Davis <bdavis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm currently trying to determine when an issue was fixed in a long
> list of commits.  I attempted to do this by running `git bisect` and
> marking the commit where I knew it was broken as bad, and the tip as
> good, but I got back an error message saying that good revs weren't
> ancestors of bad ones.
>
> I'm currently working around this by mentally reversing the meanings
> of good and bad, but it feels unnatural and error prone to have to say
> `good` when I encounter the failure and `bad` when i don't.
>
> Couldn't git simply do the same thing and internally reverse the
> meaning of good and bad if the bad revision is an ancestor of the
> good?

This feature already exists. See --term-{old,good}=* in the
"git-bisect" manpage.