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Re: Offer of help with move to git
- From: Florian Weimer <fw at deneb dot enyo dot de>
- To: "Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:03:16 +0200
- Subject: Re: Offer of help with move to git
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- References: <20150823144340 dot GA7448 at thyrsus dot com> <87fv3am4wj dot fsf at mid dot deneb dot enyo dot de> <20150823154859 dot GA8099 at thyrsus dot com>
* Eric S. Raymond:
> Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> Thanks for your offer for working on this. (I actually brought up
>> your name at the Cauldron. :)
>> Can your tools handle changes in preferred email addresses over time?
> It would in theory be possible to do this with multiple applications
> of the reposurgeon "authors read" command using different map files
> and applied to date-bounded spans of revisions. So, yes, my tools
> could handle this case just fine.
> In practice, nobody has ever wanted to actually try this. The
> complexity overhead of deciding when an address should change would be
> high, and doing so would destroy a useful property these user IDs
> normally have, which is to imply a 1-1 map between IDs and committers
> (for searchability).
Okay, it's not a big deal for me if my older contributions are
attributed to Red Hat. I was just wondering.