Re: What's cooking in git.git (Nov 2018, #06; Wed, 21)
- Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 19:08:21 -0700
- From: "Stephen P. Smith" <ischis2@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: What's cooking in git.git (Nov 2018, #06; Wed, 21)
On Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:06:13 PM MST Junio C Hamano wrote:
> "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;
I was trying to decide if you were wanting someone besides Linus to carry this
through (knowing that he was unlikely to do so). The idea seems reasonable
to me. I don't mind doing so if neither of you object.
> - 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 wouldn't think this would go in now since the patch has been stalled for
months. It is also on the pu branch.
> > 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.
Picking up someones stalled patch is one thing, picking up Linus' patch is in
a different league.