On Sep 29, 2016, at 01:33, Jeff King wrote:
On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 10:34:51PM -0700, Kyle J. McKay wrote:
git log-times --graph --date-order --decorate --no-merges -n 5 v2.5.3
=== 2015-09-17 ===
* ee6ad5f4 12:16 jch (tag: v2.5.3) Git 2.5.3
=== 2015-09-09 ===
* b9d66899 14:22 js am --skip/--abort: merge HEAD/ORIG_HEAD tree
| === 2015-09-04 ===
| * 27ea6f85 10:46 jch (tag: v2.5.2) Git 2.5.2
* 74b67638 10:36 jch (tag: v2.4.9) Git 2.4.9
* ecad27cf 10:32 jch (tag: v2.3.9) Git 2.3.9
I was surprised to see this as a separate script, but it is true
cannot quite pull it off with --format. I think we are very close,
though. With the patches below I think you can do:
git log \
--commit-header='%C(auto,bold blue)== %as ==%C(auto,reset)'
--format='%C(auto)%h %C(auto,green)%ad %C(auto,red)%aS/%cS%C(auto)
%d%C(auto,reset) %s' \
--graph --no-merges --author-date-order --date=format:%H:%M
and get the same (or very similar) output.
[1/5]: pretty: allow formatting DATE_SHORT
[2/5]: pretty: allow formatting names as initials
[3/5]: graph: fix extra spaces in graph_padding_line
[4/5]: graph: helper functions for printing commit header
[5/5]: log: add --commit-header option
Each of those commits needs some minor polish, and as I'm not
that interested in fancy log output myself, I don't plan on working on
them further. I was mostly curious just how close we were. But if
like to pursue it, feel free to use them as a starting point.
Those patches are missing some of the features like showing root
commits, handling two letter initials, showing the weekday, inserting
a break where needed to avoid parent-child confusion in graph output
and properly handling Duy's initials. :)
I suppose if all the objects that output a date took a '(' <strftime>
')' option that would get you part of the way -- it could replace
DATE_SHORT with DATE_STRFTIME.
Also the above example doesn't handle marks properly in graph mode.
Yes, you can add the "%m" format option but it does something odd and
the script fixes it up.
On the other hand, git-log-times started out as a script for something
else (a shell script actually) and just got embellished further and
turned into a perl script for speed.
Your patches are a good first start though but reading the --graph
code gives me headaches and I figured it would be like going down a
rabbit hole to make the code support everything the script does.
The script also has one big advantage. It works with the version of
Git everybody already has installed. :)
And nobody is ever going to want to type several lines of arcane
formatting instructions to get the output. ;_)
It would need a new option, perhaps --oneline-extended or something.
The patches are a good start but that doesn't help anyone using Git
today which is why git-log-times is submitted as a contrib script --
much like the way diff-highlight is still a contrib script and not
supported directly by Git either.