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authorJunio C Hamano <>2017-03-29 14:39:16 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-03-29 17:53:35 (GMT)
commitef1e74065c19cc427c4a1b322154fd55d7a3588b (patch)
tree0adbc26d0d65de5cc84b2a2ccbc5a9a703a3f8c7 /t/
parent0041bf6544b9b46022b6362eae834a36505d7baa (diff)
name-rev: favor describing with tags and use committer date to tiebreak
"git name-rev" assigned a phony "far in the future" date to tips of refs that are not pointing at tag objects, and favored names based on a ref with the oldest date. This made it almost impossible for an unannotated tags and branches to be counted as a viable base, which was especially problematic when the command is run with the "--tags" option. If an unannotated tag that points at an ancient commit and an annotated tag that points at a much newer commit reaches the commit that is being named, the old unannotated tag was ignored. Update the "taggerdate" field of the rev-name structure, which is initialized from the tip of ref, to have the committer date if the object at the tip of ref is a commit, not a tag, so that we can optionally take it into account when doing "is this name better?" comparison logic. When "name-rev" is run without the "--tags" option, the general expectation is still to name the commit based on a tag if possible, but use non-tag refs as fallback, and tiebreak among these non-tag refs by favoring names with shorter hops from the tip. The use of a phony "far in the future" date in the original code was an effective way to ensure this expectation is held: a non-tag tip gets the same "far in the future" timestamp, giving precedence to tags, and among non-tag tips, names with shorter hops are preferred over longer hops, without taking the "taggerdate" into account. As we are taking over the "taggerdate" field to store the committer date for tips with commits: (1) keep the original logic when comparing names based on two refs both of which are from refs/tags/; (2) favoring a name based on a ref in refs/tags/ hierarchy over a ref outside the hierarchy; (3) between two names based on a ref both outside refs/tags/, give precedence to a name with shorter hops and use "taggerdate" only to tie-break. A change to t4202 is a natural consequence. The test creates a commit on a branch "side" and points at it with an unannotated tag "refs/tags/side-2". The original code couldn't decide which one to favor at all, and gave a name based on a branch (simply because refs/heads/side sorts earlier than refs/tags/side-2). Because the updated logic is taught to favor refs in refs/tags/ hierarchy, the the test is updated to expect to see tags/side-2 instead. [mjg: open-coded the comparisons in is_better_name(), dropping a helper macro used in the original] Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/t/ b/t/
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@@ -398,7 +398,7 @@ cat > expect <<\EOF
| |
| | Merge branch 'side'
| |
-| * commit side
+| * commit tags/side-2
| | Author: A U Thor <>
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| | side-2