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Re: Cleaning up webrtc spec

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:10:35 +0200
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, "Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <fluffy@cisco.com>, Dan Burnett <dburnett@voxeo.com>
Cc: "public-webrtc-editors@w3.org" <public-webrtc-editors@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5602A4CB.6000509@w3.org>
On 23/09/2015 15:05, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> On 09/23/2015 02:57 PM, Cullen Jennings (fluffy) wrote:
>> I do not think this is a good idea. It means when you a single word
>> changes in paragraph, often the whole paragraph changes. This means
>> when you go to look at the PR, you have to manually try and figure
>> out what changed in the paragraph. If a person adds a new outer
>> section, the indentation of the every inner section changes and
>> breaks ever existing PR. It also means when the WG is trying to
>> track changes it is much harder for them.
> At the moment I can't remember a single case where the WG (or any
> member thereof) has said that they cared what the history of a
> particular line was.

FWIW, I've done that a few times (in general, to understand if the 
current state of the spec reflects a willful change or is just the 
result of sedimentation), and reflowing commits had made that painful, 
but I've since found that
   git log -S '<text_to_be_searched_for>' --source --all
basically solved my issue without having to suffer from non-substantive 

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