Commit messages and the move to git

Martin Jambor mjambor@suse.cz
Mon Nov 4 12:43:00 GMT 2019


On Mon, Nov 04 2019, Richard Earnshaw (lists) wrote:
> Some tools, particularly gitk or git log --oneline, can use one-line 
> summaries from a commit's log message when listing commits.  It would be 
> nice if we could start adopting a style that is compatible with this, so 
> that in future commits are summarized in a useful way.

...

> The normal convention in git is that the one line summary is essentially 
> the subject line of the email message that describes the patch and is 
> then followed by a blank line before the body of the commit message.
>

I wholeheartedly agree.  Thanks to everyone already doing this and
everyone else, please just start, adding a summary line takes just
minimal effort.

Martin



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