commit-filter not being applied on log page

Chris Burroughs chris.burroughs at
Mon Jan 5 20:03:57 CET 2015

On 08/01/2014 05:44 AM, John Keeping wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 10:27:19AM -0400, Chris Burroughs wrote:
>> I'm trying to write a commit-filter to hyperlink references to our bug
>> tracker.  It seems to work fine for commit detailed pages, but not at
>> all for the log view.  Since our developers often make brief messages
>> like "fixes #123' so getting the url in the log view is arguably more
>> useful than in the detail page.
> I think this is an issue of the cost of forking a filter process for
> each line in the log view.  Now that we have Lua filters that may not be
> so much of an issue, but I don't think we can just start using the
> source filter on the log view due to the impact that will have on people
> with an "exec" source-filter already configured.
> Perhaps we need to add a "log-filter" which you could configure to be
> the same as "source-filter" but which can be left blank for people whose
> links are normally in the body of the commit message.

I started to implement a 'log-filter' but ran into some design problems:

  * My initial use case was to create a link for 'fixes #123' style 
commit messages.  However, the entire log summary snippet is already 
wrapped in an <a href> to commit/?id=foo.  I wouldn't want to loose that 
or make it uglier in service of convenience bug tracker links.  Since 
html links can not be nested I'm not sure what options that leaves.

  * With showmsg=1, should the commit or log filter be used?

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