Matthieu Moy wrote:

> Historically, "git status" needed to prefix each output line with '#' so
> that the output could be added as comment to the commit message. This
> prefix comment has no real purpose when "git status" is ran from the
> command-line, and this may distract users from the real content.
> Allow the user to disable this prefix comment.

Why not do this unconditionally?

>                                                In the long run, if users
> like the non-prefix output, it may make sense to flip the default value
> to true.

Hmm, do you mean that the configuration is to give the change-averse
some time to get used to the new output?  I think it would make sense
to do it all at once (and even think that that would be less

The rest of the idea and execution seem sane.

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