On 10/15/2012 11:39 AM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
Thanks for bringing some sanity to the color of the bikeshed ;-)

As I don't use colors very much, I didn't bother checking the color
assignment in the patch in question, but everything you said in your
response makes 100% sense, including the traffic light analogy.

Hi Junio, Michael

The point of the thread and the patch was to enable the possibility of colors in the prompt without messing it up.

The actual colors used are more or less how I'm used to it, but as you said they may not be suitable to everyone.

@Junio, is this patch something you want to include as it is now (with the extra S that Michael pointed out) or do you want to wait for a discussion about which colors to use for which state?

I guess it could be quite a messy discussion, as you already hint at bikeshed colors, it's quite personal and subjective.

As a start, I think it's worth considering what the color would actually mean.

To me:
A neutral color should mean it's safe to switch branches or merge/update
A non-neutral color would mean some action is required before switching branches. There are various states that may or may not get in the way of switching, like stashed stuff or divergence from upstream. I think these could get a color hint, but I'm not sure what kind.



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