Re: git diff <-> diffstat

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Mon Sep 25 2006 - 02:22:46 EST

>> Ah, OK. The truncates are something I wasn't used from diffstat
>> (diffstat always prints the complete name).
>Yeah, I don't know what the right solution is.
>Especially with renames (but even without), diffstat-like output can get
>some _really_ long lines, and since I think it's important to get the
>actual _stat_ part to line up (so that you can really see where the big
>changes are),

Would it be useful to use the logarithm for the + and -? Like

print $filename, " | ",
"+" x log($additions) / log(2),
"-" x log($deletions) / log(2);

That would print 'small' changes with more or less (might want to
tune log(2)) their regular amount of +/-, while 'large' changes (say,
1000+?) do not create extremely long lines.

Jan Engelhardt
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