Re: [PATCH 03/15] t: use test_decode_color rather than literal ANSI codes
- Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:18:46 -0700
- From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 03/15] t: use test_decode_color rather than literal ANSI codes
Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> When we put literal ANSI terminal codes into our test
> scripts, it makes diffs on those scripts hard to read (the
> colors may be indistinguishable from diff coloring, or in
> the case of a reset, may not be visible at all).
> Some scripts get around this by including human-readable
> names and converting to literal codes with a git-config
> hack. This makes the actual code diffs look OK, but test_cmp
> output suffers from the same problem.
> Let's use test_decode_color instead, which turns the codes
> into obvious text tags.