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Re: What's cooking in git.git (Nov 2018, #06; Wed, 21)

"Stephen P. Smith" <ischis2@xxxxxxx> writes:

> On Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:00:16 AM MST Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> [Stalled]
>> * lt/date-human (2018-07-09) 1 commit
>>  - Add 'human' date format
>>  A new date format "--date=human" that morphs its output depending
>>  on how far the time is from the current time has been introduced.
>>  "--date=auto" can be used to use this new format when the output is
>>  goint to the pager or to the terminal and otherwise the default
>>  format.
> What needs to be done with this patch to move it along?

In a random order as they come to my mind:

 - Support by people other than the original author;

 - Deciding what to call this (i.e. Linus's personal preference
   would not be the only 'human' style, but we may declare it is
   good enough as "a" human format, not "the" human format);

 - Some mechanism (either technical or documentation) to prevent
   endless stream of "I like human output, but I'd tweak it slightly
   this way" updates in the future;

 - Doc;

 - Command line completion;

 - Tests;

 - Waiting for the end of feature freeze before the upcoming

There may be others, but without all of the above, I'd feel a bit

> I see that both Linus and Junio have signed the patch.  

That does not assert that the code is desirable thing to add.  It
just says we made sure that we legally have rights to include it, if
we want to.