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Re: [PATCH] range-diff: add a --no-patch option to show a summary




On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 3:07 PM Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Add a --no-patch option which shows which changes got removed, added
> or moved etc., without showing the diff associated with them.

This option existed in the very first version[1] of range-diff (then
called branch-diff) implemented by Dscho, although it was called
--no-patches (with an "es"), which it inherited from tbdiff. I think
someone (possibly me) pointed out that --no-patch (sans "es") would be
more consistent with existing Git options. I don't recall why Dscho
removed the option during the re-rolls, but the explanation may be in
that thread.

I was also wondering if --summarize or --summary-only might be a
better name, describing the behavior at a higher level, but since
there is precedent for --no-patch (or --no-patches in tbdiff), perhaps
the name is fine as is.

The patch itself looks okay.

[1]: https://public-inbox.org/git/8bc517e35d4842f8d9d98f3b99adb9475d6db2d2.1525361419.git.johannes.schindelin@xxxxxx/