[Bf-committers] Best commit practice; was: Pickly details (policy on triling whitespace)

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 10:35:45 CET 2014

Thanks for letting us know, removed the note about `git mv`
Was left over from svn notes, since git has a move command, it was left in.

On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 8:25 PM, Julien RIVAUD (_FrnchFrgg_)
<frnchfrgg at free.fr> wrote:
> Le 27/12/2014 23:07, Campbell Barton a écrit :
>> Updated wiki docs based on feedback.
> One remark about the Git Usage section:
> TL,DR: no need to require "git mv" to move files, thing will work
> exactly the same without.
> Requiring developpers to use git mv doesn't make sense at all since git
> doesn't store any information as to where some piece of code comes from,
> contrary to all other VCSes that I know of. (git mv is just a shortcut)
> Instead, git always stores the full tree for each commit (and the
> storage is efficient because it is content-adressed and deltafied after
> the fact).
> BUT, git uses heuristics to recover file movements when requested. It
> has two upsides:
> - If you don't git mv but move files in your explorer and git add -A, it
> doesn't matter
> - git can detect partial files moves, or file merges, and preserve
> history for a single *function* that moved several times across several
> files. No other VCS does it AFAIK.
> Julien "_FrnchFrgg_" RIVAUD
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- Campbell

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