what do you think about this change to "git log"?

It makes it a _lot_ easier to parse the result, as it indents all the
comments by two spaces, meaning that the header is clearly marked, and you
can then do various 'sed'/'grep' things with nice normal regular
expressions like '^parent' without having to worry about there being a 
line that starts with "parent" in the free-form part..

I also think the end result is more readable from a human standpoint, with 
indentation as the way to distinguish the headers from the commentary, 
and less ugly ASCII barfic's with "------" etc.

I'm doing a 2.6.12-rc3 release, so I care more than usual about the 
changelog ;)


--- a496a864f9586e47a4d7bd3ae0af0b3e07b7deb8
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@ rev-tree $base | sort -rn | while read t
-                               echo; cat
+                               echo; sed 's/^/  /'
                                echo $key $rest
@@ -36,5 +36,5 @@ rev-tree $base | sort -rn | while read t
-       echo -e "\n--------------------------"
+       echo
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