[U-Boot] [PATCH] scrapyard: Delete this file and script

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Fri Aug 30 19:01:04 UTC 2019

Dear Tom,

In message <20190830130330.GM26850 at bill-the-cat> you wrote:
> > Should we not also provide some hints how a user (which eventually
> > limited experience in git) can actually find such information?
> > 
> > I would appreciate if we could provide examples at least for the
> > trivial case where is is looking for some specific board(s) well
> > known to him; maybe also for searching for things like removal of a
> > specific CPU (say, PPC405GP) or CPU falimy.
> An example of using git log -- removed/path/ isn't a bad idea.

Yes, please.

> > And instead of removing the  scripts/fill_scrapyard.py  script,
> > should we not rather modify it to generate a list of (all) removed
> > boards - that would be really helpful, I think ?
> The problem is that it's a python 2 script.  Python 2 is dead as of Jan
> 1, 2020 and distributions aren't going to be shipping an interpreter for
> it.  So if we have some new tool for history digging, I'd rather see
> something new written.  Personally when I need to dig through stuff I
> just do 'git log -p' and search.  Even if it goes all the way back to
> the initial commit.

Then let's at least doument that - it's actually what I'm doing,
too, but I always feel there should be better methds.  This must
have come up before, but I can't find anything...

@all: ideas welcome !

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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