David Kastrup wrote:
> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
>> There are two questions here:
>> 1. Can less do a better job of indicating what's in the input when -S
>> is in effect?
>> 2. What should get put into $LESS by default?
>> I was specifically addressing (1). Your comment does not help at all
>> It could have an impact on (2), but you didn't say anything besides "I
>> don't like it". That doesn't add anything to the conversation.
> No, I said it is useless, which is different from "I don't like it".
> The information is not copy&pastable from a terminal window since it is
> cut off. It is also useless for review since one does not actually know
> what's in there. The only thing it has going for it is that it's
> prettier than the actually usable information.
I disagree with your characterization of what's useful here, but it
really doesn't matter. Why are you still arguing?
I think it would be fine to change git's default for LESS to FRX and
document that change wherever the documentation currently mentions
FRSX, if someone wants to write a patch for it. (Such a change would
sit in "pu" or "next" until after 2.0.0 is released, of course.)
In the meantime, when you're on machines using the current default,
you have two choices:
a) set the LESS envvar in your .profile explicitly
b) hit the two keys '-', shift+S when git opens a pager
The argument about safety is a red herring here, since it's always
possible that a patch will wrap to make new lines with '+' or '-' or
'@@' at the beginning that are equally confusing.
Hoping that clarifies,
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