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Re: emacs-diffs emails can get long subject if log starts with "*"

From: Rüdiger Sonderfeld
Subject: Re: emacs-diffs emails can get long subject if log starts with "*"
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:04:36 +0100
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On Saturday 22 November 2014 18:06:15 Glenn Morris wrote:
> Seems dumb to me for a thing that sends out mails not to include a check
> on subject length, so I'll probably attempt to patch that in.
> Also seems dumb to me to ignore line-breaks, and insist on paragrpah
> breaks, but whatever.

That's why the recommendation for git is to limit the first line to 50 
characters.  This of course conflicts with the common practice in Emacs to 
simply use the ChangeLog entry as the commit message.  I personally try to 
write the commit messages in a git-friendly format and append the ChangeLog 
entry (if it is necessary) as its own paragraph.  I would suggest to make this 
common practice to improve the compatibility with the existing git tools.  But 
of course we can't got back and change all of the history to confirm.

btw. there is a git-commit-mode (used by magit), which checks for this rule.


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