Re: [PATCH] fmt-patch: understand old <his> notation

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-05-07 08:30:38
On Sat, 6 May 2006, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> While this would be easier on _my_ fingers as well, I have a
> suspicion that it might make more sense to make this "single
> ref" case to mean "HEAD~5^..HEAD~5" (if we _were_ designing a
> new command that is called format-patch today, that would be
> more natural).

Careful, that "X^..X" thing does entirely the wrong thing for merges. Not 
what you want at all, I think.

> But probably it is too late to break it by now.

Maybe not. I've actually cursed the fact that I made "git diff X" mean 
"diff from X to current working tree", because it almost never makes any 
sense at all when X is anything but "HEAD".

I probably _should_ have made "git diff X" mean basically "git show X", 
and not what it means now.

Oh, well.

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