From: "Junio C Hamano" <>
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 3:29 AM
Andrew Ardill <> writes:

On 14 September 2012 04:06, Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
Andrew Ardill <> writes:

  * <branch-name> (<creation-date>) <number-of-commits>

I do not see how it makes any sense to have the "This is where the
section begins with, and its name is this" line in the middle of a
block indented in such a way.  Care to explain?

I'm not quite sure what aspect you are referring to,...

Just this part, as I do not have much time.  Here is your reordered
one I will reject:

 A > jc/maint-blame-no-such-path
> "git blame MAKEFILE" run in a history that has "Makefile" but not
   >   "MAKEFILE" should say "No such file MAKEFILE in HEAD", but got
   >   confused on a case insensitive filesystem.
 B >   * jc/maint-blame-no-such-path (2012-09-10) 1 commit
> - blame $path: avoid getting fooled by case insensitive filesystems

I was noting that B which *is* formatted as a header line (it EVEN
has a leading asterisk to make it clear that it begins something
new) is in the middle, and you added a redundant A that is not even
marked clearly as a header line.

Are we all working with Black text on a White background? (or is it vice versa) as this changes which bits of emphasis the eye will pick up. I'm reading the emails as black text against a white background.

I find that for black text, in a block format, that one does not notice any special inital character, such as the '*', when it is part of a rectangular block. In fact I feel I tend to, if anything, down grade text begining with special characters as being bullet points below some main block text. Hence my suggestion to have either a visual break (extra line above), or a block indent (extra left hand space).

Changing the contrast to white text on a black background totally changes what the eye/brain will see/notice [$dayjob is electro-optic vision systems where contrast inversion is a standard requirement for that reason]. It maybe that we are seeing different personal effects because of our set-ups.

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