On 28 October 2013 13:41, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> I agree to all of the above, including the ugliness of 'x' ;-)
> A "blank" may however be hard to spot, if the range is limited,
> though.  For example,

A 'x' looks like termination points in some specification languages
such as SDL and MSC and thus translates directly to the idea of a
root-commit, at least IMO. For sure it does not stand out as blatantly
as it should, but it gives a general idea without further
distractions, which seems to be the idea of a simple 'git log --graph

An idea that have just come to mind is to have a decorator to enforce
this property, like this.

      * HEAD
     /* a1
    | * a2
    | * a3
    | x a4 (root-commit)
    * b1
    * b2
    x b3  (root-commit)

This way the user only gets 'distracted' if he explicitly asks for it
(--decorate), with all its colors and whatnot. What do you think?
Should I aim for it?

Besides anything else, this discussion is becoming very subjective.
I've received private feedbacks thanking for the changeset and not a
word against the poor 'x'. Maybe it's time to talk to a UI designer or
let a benevolent dictator set this quarrel off ;-)

[]s, milton
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