[darcs-users] darcs annotate format obscures the code
j at jmawebb.cjb.net
Sun Mar 20 13:31:07 UTC 2005
On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 12:33:21PM +0000, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> I'm certain unique identifiers should be integers from 1 in time order.
> That way, seeing `4' and `6' tells you 6 is more recent and exactly one
> thing happened inbetween.
Indeed. I think this is a generally useful way to identify patches,
and I'd frequently prefer to refer to patches by number (even though
it's repository-specific) than by regex.
> The first line that doesn't match /^[ 1-9]/ will always be the end of
> file line so something more simple like `.' as used by ed(1), SMTP,
> etc., may be less noisy. Alternatively, allow the explanation of the
> numbers to be in a separate file.
I'd rather see the numbers in the output of darcs changes. That way I
can run annotate in one window and changes in another. Modification of
the repo shouldn't be a problem because a) presumably this is usually
being done in a private copy and b) any new patches will just get
Possibly changes needs a --filter option to cause it to only show
changes related to the given file, to avoid having to search through
excessively long change lists. That would be useful in other
-- Jamie Webb
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