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Re: [RFC PATCH 0/1] Fuzzy blame

On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 3:26 PM Michael Platings <michael@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Another good place to keep these revs is git-notes,
> > which probably could result in faster lookups too and can be made
> > visible in git-log.
> Oh wow, I really like this. A major concern I had about the revisions
> file was that you don't know what a revision ID will be until it's
> upstream. If you can specify *in the commit message itself* what
> options should apply to git blame for that revision then that problem
> is solved. And if you change your mind later, or want to ignore a
> pre-existing revision then git-notes solves that problem.
> So I'm thinking you just have a commit message like this:
> "
> Make all function names snake_case
> git-blame-ignore: fuzzy
> "
> And users who have blame.ignoreRevs set will have the -F/--fuzzy
> option applied to that commit.

Yeah some trailer in the commit itself is also good if you know in
advance it should be treated differently. I think we have
git-interpret-trailers to help extract these info.

> > But that's in addition to --ignoreRevsFile, not replacing it.
> I disagree. ignoreRevsFile has the major problem that the file will
> need updating every time you rebase a commit to be ignored, and you'll
> need to remember to edit it for cherry picks. Let's not have that
> option as I think it will add unhelpful complexity.

OK I was just trying to say I did not object any current suggestions
(because I didn't know much in the first place). I'll just leave this
for other people to discuss :)