[MERGE] log --merge-revisions

Tim Penhey tim.penhey at canonical.com
Mon Jan 26 03:41:55 GMT 2009

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 03:45:16 John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> I think having a knob to tweak is nice, I'm just thinking we probably
> want to default to preserving the old behavior unless strongly warranted.
> John
> =:->

I think preserving the existing behaviour here is exactly the wrong thing to 
do.  When I initially read Ian's email where merged revisions were not shown 
by default I was so happy.

We need to think of the new users, and those who are looking to adopt a DVCS.  
When people go `$vcs log` we want to be comparable.  Those doing these tests 
don't often even look at the results, the only compare times.  Having the no-
merge option as the default I think is the right thing to do.

Those existing users who care can very easily add an alias.  Those new people 
won't know any different except it is faster now.

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