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Discussion on: Git blameless?

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Ben Halpern

I feel like we often look for antonyms to blame, because that phrasing was obviously the choice of git's maker Torvalds who genuinely enjoys confrontation and condescendence.

But I don't know if praise or credit even who is what we're necessarily looking for. You're looking for details of what happened. Maybe you're looking to find that person and ask them a question, but really you're just looking for a place to start.

So I think something like git story or git journey or git tale or git report.

git if these walls could talk.

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Yechiel Kalmenson Author

Yeah, it's usually the commit message you're after, or the commit hash that you can use to look up the whole commit.

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Ben Halpern

Another possibility: git context

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Daniel Escoz

I've used it to know the author more than once, so I can ask for help with a specific section of the code.

They never remember writing it...

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Endy Tjahjono

Subversion uses blame too, and it is older than Git. So maybe this is just Linus using a common term.

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Josh

git this old repo

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Ben Sinclair

Wanting to see how the lines have changed over time, presumably with context, is a much harder thing to do than to show the last person who touched a line in a commit, though. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, but at that point... well, it doesn't fit in the gutter of your favourite editor anymore.