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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 21:14:29 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Marti Raudsepp <marti@...fo.org>
Cc:	Junio C Hamano <gitster@...ox.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, git <git@...r.kernel.org>,
	mercurial@...enic.com
Subject: Re: git vs hg commit counts?

On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 03:16 +0200, Marti Raudsepp wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 2:18 AM, Junio C Hamano <gitster@...ox.com> wrote:
> > We simplify a merge history by discarding one branch when the merge result
> > matches one of the parents.  Does "hg" know how to do that as well?
> 
> 57 of the differing changesets are normal merges (probably what Junio explained)
> 3 are duplicate changesets in hg, probably also related to that
> 27 changesets are octopus merge fixups
> 
> wrt octopus merges: in git, one merge commit can have an arbitrary
> number of parents, but in hg a merge changeset always has 2 parents --
> so a octopus merge is represented as multiple distinct changesets.

Thanks.

For hg support in get_maintainers, it's probably
simplest to ignore the delta in number of commits
as "close enough".


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