[v4,1/3] log: use mailmap by default
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Message ID 20190711183727.8058-2-ariadne@dereferenced.org
State New
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  • use mailmap by default in git log
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Ariadne Conill July 11, 2019, 6:37 p.m. UTC
The `git log` command shows the author and committer name recorded in
the git repository itself, while other commands respect `.mailmap`
by default.  I believe this is a bad design: it causes log entries to
reflect inaccurate information: anyone who changes their name or
e-mail address will not have that change (recorded in mailmap file)
reflected when using `git log` by default.

Anyone who explicitly wants the current behaviour can clearly request
it by setting the `log.mailmap` setting to `false` in their
`.gitconfig` file.

Signed-off-by: Ariadne Conill <ariadne@dereferenced.org>
 builtin/log.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/builtin/log.c b/builtin/log.c
index 7c8767d3bc..3d2ce8fa3d 100644
--- a/builtin/log.c
+++ b/builtin/log.c
@@ -47,7 +47,7 @@  static int default_follow;
 static int default_show_signature;
 static int decoration_style;
 static int decoration_given;
-static int use_mailmap_config;
+static int use_mailmap_config = 1;
 static const char *fmt_patch_subject_prefix = "PATCH";
 static const char *fmt_pretty;