Basically, this tool is a syntax sugar for what Git already provide, giving you a more human friendly syntax. You can use this tool to read code better, for example, run “gitq by Dan with useState” in facebook/react repo to see what he does for react hooks, or “gitq from 2019-02-15 to 2019-02-17” to see who break the build during the weekend,…
Just a nit regarding presentation: in the gif screencasts, I found your prompt (?) confusing. It looks very unfamiliar to me (not your standard “$” kind of prompt), so I had trouble splitting/parsing it mentally. For a long while, I assumed this somehow requires emacs, and that this is probably some internal emacs prompt (I’m not an emacs user). Eventually, I started to understand that the “emacs” might just show the name of the current directory. But I’m still not 100% sure about it. Maybe you could consider running the screen capture with PS1='$ ' or something similar, to make it easier to understand?
Interesting point, I was using zsh and didn’t notice about this non-standard aspect. Thank you so much, I’ll update these screen captures.
You might also consider slowing down the casts (half speed at least, possibly more). I’ve found that it’s too fast to make out what is going on easily. I have no idea what the first GIF is demonstrating.
This looks similar to Mercurial’s revsets:
I think I like the revset syntax better. Syntaxes that look too much like natural languages soon turn awkward or don’t work exactly like you would expect a natural language to work.
Is there a syntax spec for gitq somewhere?
I thoght about revsets syntax before, my intend when building this was to have a similar syntax for similar usage, but you’re right, natural language syntax is too hard to parse (too many ambiguos) and sadly not flexible enough :D I might thinking about adding revsets like syntax.
For now I don’t have any specs yet except what in the test.js file. :D
Not to derail the post (thank you for the submission @huytd!), but see also tig.
ah yes, I didn’t really use tig before because I think it’s too much for my need :D