Re: [PATCH v2] gitweb: map names/emails with mailmap
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Jeff King
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Jakub Narębski
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Emma Brooks
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2020-09-05 02:55:18 UTC
On 2020-08-11 00:55:09-0400, Jeff King wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 04:17:28AM +0000, Emma Brooks wrote:
> 
> > On 2020-08-10 06:02:49-0400, Jeff King wrote:
> > > There was a little discussion in response to v1 on whether we could
> > > reuse the existing C mailmap code:
> > > 
> > >   https://lore.kernel.org/git/20200731010129.GD240563@coredump.intra.peff.net/
> > > 
> > > Did you have any thoughts on that?
> > 
> > I think it's probably not worth the effort to make the necessary changes
> > to "rev-list --header" Junio mentioned, just for gitweb.
> 
> Yeah, I agree that probably doesn't make sense to change "rev-list
> --header". I wonder if git could be using "rev-list --format" instead,
> though, and asking for the specific things it wants. That could improve
> more than just this case, too (e.g., the C code would be parsing and
> normalizing author/committer idents, which could make handling of badly
> formatted ones more consistent with other Git tools).
> 
> It may be a big change, though. I don't know the gitweb code very well.

This idea works in my testing, and it should be a small change.

However, I couldn't find a way to get "rev-list --format" to separate
commits with NULs. Is there a way to do this that I'm missing? I was
able to try the concept in gitweb by switching the "rev-list --format"
call I would've used to a similar log call, and it seems like a fairly
small change.