|author||Greg Hurrell <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Wed Jun 09 21:28:06 2021 +0200|
|committer||Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>||Thu Jun 10 09:49:20 2021 +0900|
gitweb: use HEAD as secondary sort key in git_get_heads_list() The "heads" section on the gitweb summary page shows heads in `-committerdate` order (ie. the most recently-modified ones at the top), tie-breaking equal-dated refs using the implicit `refname` sort fallback. This recency-based ordering appears in multiple places in the UI, such as the project listing, the tags list, and even the shortlog and log views. Given two equal-dated refs, however, sorting the `HEAD` ref before the non-`HEAD` ref provides more useful signal than merely sorting by refname. For example, say we had "master" and "trunk" both pointing at the same commit but "trunk" was `HEAD`, sorting "trunk" first helps communicate its special status as the default branch that you'll check out if you clone the repo. Add `-HEAD` as a secondary sort key to the `git for-each-ref` call in `git_get_heads_list()` to provide the desired behavior. The most recently committed refs will appear first, but `HEAD`-ness will be used as a tie-breaker. Note that `refname` is the implicit fallback sort key, which means that two same-dated non-`HEAD` refs will continue to be sorted in lexicographical order, as they are today. Signed-off-by: Greg Hurrell <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>
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