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




"brian m. carlson" <sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 02:51:37PM +0900, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> If the difference between "status" and "commit" bothers you so much,
>> i.e.
>> 
>>     When typing "git status", there is an empty line between the
>>     "Changes not staged for commit:" block and the list of changed
>>     files. However, when typing "git commit" with no files added,
>>     there are no empty lines between them.
>> 
>> it may not be a bad idea to try making them consistent by removing
>> the blank line that is given after the advice messages, perhaps?
>
> I personally think the extra blank line aids readability, especially on
> screens with small text, but I'll defer to your decision on this.

Heh, now we established that this is primarily of personal tastes,
if you leave it up to me, my preference would be different from what
was said in the thread so far.

 - I do not mind having an extra blank line in the log message
   editor session "git commit" gives me, primarily because at that
   point I am in a full-screen editor that I can scroll up and down
   at ease.

 - "git status" output, on the other hand, is shown in the context
   where vertical screen real estate is more precious (I do not say
   "git -p status"); I'd probably be happier without these empty
   lines.

But following the above two would mean that the result will still
leave difference between the commands; the original justificaiton
will not apply to such a change.

At the same time, I think I've been happy enough with the current
output from both commands, so if you let me bikeshed freely, I'd
probably pick "let's not change anything then" ;-)