[RFC] make -n0 the default for log -or- make annotate and similar commands calculate merged revs

Andrew Cowie andrew at operationaldynamics.com
Wed Jun 10 10:15:52 BST 2009

On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 17:41 +1000, Ian Clatworthy wrote:

> We have --author for a reason.

You've missed the point. A branch has many contributions, from many
authors. Each revision is valuable, beacause it's on _their_ revisions
that _their_ name shows up. It is terrible to hide such things by

> PQM not using it is a PQM bug.
Who is PQM going to assign authorship to when you merge your your
'brisbane-core' branch that many of you have been collaborating on?

And meanwhile, if I merge your 'bzr.dev' into my branch, what individual
do I assign the authorship of that to?

No one of course; I'm making the commit.

[my understanding of --author is that it is for the rare case when you
accept a .patch from someone who for some reason only submitted a diff
and didn't send you a proper bundle of Bazaar revisions. We're long past
the point where that's acceptable, so ongoing use of --author would seem
be likely to diminish]


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