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Re: commit-msg line-length limit

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: commit-msg line-length limit
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:51:03 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> The attached patch (emacs-24 commit dated yesterday) increased the Git
> commit message line-length limit to 78 characters.  This will have
> consequences once we start generating ChangeLog files automatically from
> commit messages.  Because ChangeLog entries are indented by a tab, the
> resulting ChangeLog files will typically require 78 + 8 == 86 columns, not
> the 80 columns they have traditionally needed.  Is this intentional?

It's OK to recommend and encourage to stick to 72 columns, but rejecting
anything goes past it is a bit too drastic for my taste.
IOW the 72-chars limit could be "enforced" by suitable highlighting in
the *VC-Log* buffer.


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