[PATCH] ui-shared: add "this commit" option to switch form

Alyssa Ross hi at alyssa.is
Thu Jul 23 22:48:21 CEST 2020

Branches are grouped into their own section to make the "this commit"
option visually distinct.

Adding this option will result in two options being marked as selected
if a branch has the same name as a commit oid.  But that would cause
all sorts of other problems anyway (attempting to switch to the branch
would actually give you the commit, etc.), so let's not worry about

A "permalink" link on the blob view next to the "plain" link would
probably be more discoverable, but that would only work for the blob
view.  The switch UI is visible everywhere.

Signed-off-by: Alyssa Ross <hi at alyssa.is>
 ui-shared.c | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ui-shared.c b/ui-shared.c
index d2358f2..e1a3603 100644
--- a/ui-shared.c
+++ b/ui-shared.c
@@ -893,6 +893,15 @@ void cgit_add_clone_urls(void (*fn)(const char *))
 		add_clone_urls(fn, ctx.cfg.clone_prefix, ctx.repo->url);
+static int print_this_commit_option(void)
+	struct object_id oid;
+	if (get_oid(ctx.qry.head, &oid))
+		return 1;
+	html_option("this commit", oid_to_hex(&oid), ctx.qry.head);
+	return 0;
 static int print_branch_option(const char *refname, const struct object_id *oid,
 			       int flags, void *cb_data)
@@ -1000,9 +1009,12 @@ static void print_header(void)
 			html("<form method='get'>\n");
 			cgit_add_hidden_formfields(0, 1, ctx.qry.page);
 			html("<select name='h' onchange='this.form.submit();'>\n");
+			print_this_commit_option();
+			html("<optgroup label='branches'>");
 			for_each_branch_ref(print_branch_option, ctx.qry.head);
 			if (ctx.repo->enable_remote_branches)
 				for_each_remote_ref(print_branch_option, ctx.qry.head);
+			html("</optgroup>");
 			html("</select> ");
 			html("<input type='submit' value='switch'/>");

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