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Re: Your commit 7409a79

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: Your commit 7409a79
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:08:45 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.94 (windows-nt)

Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

> () Stephen Leake <address@hidden>
> () Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:27:13 -0600
>    Because I have been trying for 30 years to make myself write
>    caps and periods in commit messages, and it just doesn't work
>    for me (mostly because I just don't see it as important).
>    Hence the barrier to contributing.
> Maybe if you take a step sideways and consider the role of the
> initial caps and period, it will make things easier to not only
> accept, but formulate exceptions.  This is my roundabout way of
> pushing my own personal axioms re TITLE:
> - A sentence begins w/ a capitalized word and ends with period.
> - Phrases that are not sentences do not merit this.
> - A change can be described by a sentence or a phrase.


> The last axiom is the escape hatch that allows TITLEs such as:

Ah, but why limit the exception to the TITLE? The rest of the commit
entry is also describing changes. That's my problem :).

"this will be here for posterity" was _not_ true for the NASA projects I
worked on; it is true for Emacs. I think that will be sufficient
motivation for me.

-- Stephe

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