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Re: [PATCH v2] status: add an empty line when there is no hint

Hi Brian,

brian m. carlson <sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 於 2019年5月2日 週四 上午7:45寫道:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 12:15:37PM +0100, Phillip Wood wrote:
> > Hi John
> >
> > On 30/04/2019 07:02, John Lin wrote:
> > > When typing "git status", there is an empty line between
> > > the "Changes not staged for commit:" block and the list
> > > of changed files.
> >
> > I'm a bit confused by this as you change a status test below by inserting
> > these blank lines into the expected output, implying they are not there now.
> > I think maybe the blank line is only shown when status prints advice.
> >
> > > However, when typing "git commit" with
> > > no files added, there are no empty lines between them.
> >
> > I have to say looking at the changes to the output I prefer the original,
> > the lists are nicely indented so there is no need for a blank line to
> > separate the header from the list and having the header immediately before
> > the list means the blank line at the end of the block makes the extent of
> > the block clear. It also saves screen space which is useful for small laptop
> > screens. I can see why one might want a blank line to separate the advice
> > and list of changes (though even there the indention of the list and advice
> > is different) but for a one line header I think it is better to start the
> > list on the next line.
> I actually was going to submit an equivalent patch eventually. The
> inconsistency between status and commit is bothersome to me and I think
> that adding the whitespace improves readability.
> I'd love to see this picked up.

Thank you for the support! I'll be very happy if my patch can get into
the code base. Is there any improvement I can make for this patch?

John Lin

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