On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Michael J Gruber
<g...@drmicha.warpmail.net> wrote:
> I feel, though, that we're really exploding our option and config realm.
> For "git branch" in list mode, we are already able to stack "-v", i.e.
> "-v" and "-vv" do different things. How about maybe adding "-vvv" and
> arranging things so that the verbosity and the run time increases with
> the number of v's?
> -v list with sha1 + subject of last commit
> -vv add upstream branch name
> -vvv add ahead/behind info (the only costly mode)
> -vvvv same with "--cherry" (ahead/behind/same)
> Or maybe combine the middle two cases into "-vv", which means it would
> be the same as "-vv", with only "-v" changing what it does now.

What if I want something in -vvvv except some in -vv? I think to avoid
option explosion, maybe we can adopt --pretty=format:xxx from "git
log" and let the user decideswhat (and how) to display. "pretty" code
learns about alignment already, which may be useful here.
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