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From: Jeff King <>
To: Jeff Hostetler <>
Cc: Git Mailing List <>,
	Junio C Hamano <>,
	Ben Peart <>,
	Jameson Miller <>,
	Derrick Stolee <>
Subject: Re: Question about the ahead-behind computation and status
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:08:35 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 04:49:31PM -0500, Jeff Hostetler wrote:

> I don't want to jump into the graph algorithm at this time,
> but was wondering about adding a --no-ahead-behind flag (or
> something similar or a config setting) that would disable
> the a/b computation during status.
> For status V2 output, we could omit the "# branch.ab x y"
> line.  For normal status output, change the prose a/b
> message to say something like "are [not] up to date".

Is it actually "status --porcelain=v2" that you care about here? Or is
it normal "git status"?

Do you care about seeing the branch at all? I.e., would "--no-branch" be
a viable option (though I notice it seems to be a silent noop with the
long-form, which should probably be fixed).

If you really do want to see all branch details but just skip the
ahead/behind, then yeah, I'd agree that adding an option to do so makes
sense. Is "status" the only command that needs it? I think we do it
unconditionally with "git checkout", too.

> [*] Sadly, the local repo was only about 20 days out of
>     date (including the Thanksgiving holidays)....

Taking 20 seconds to traverse 20 days worth of history sounds pretty
awful. How many commits is it?


  reply	other threads:[~2017-12-15 10:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-12-14 21:49 Question about the ahead-behind computation and status Jeff Hostetler
2017-12-15 10:08 ` Jeff King [this message]
2017-12-15 15:08   ` Jeff Hostetler
2017-12-15 15:43     ` Derrick Stolee
2017-12-15 18:30       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-12-15 19:40         ` Derrick Stolee

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