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Re: Nonempty second line in commit message (??)

From: Ivan Shmakov
Subject: Re: Nonempty second line in commit message (??)
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:27:42 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Jan D <address@hidden> writes:

 > While commiting I got this error:

 > "Nonempty second line in commit message".

 > Why can't the second line be non-empty?  Are commit message limitied
 > to one line now?  Or must the second be empty and then the rest be
 > non-empty?


        The first line is reserved for the summary, which should be a
        /concise/ overall description of the change.  For one thing, it
        should deliver the essence of the change even if you’re reading
        through emacs-diffs@ /and/ the messages there are listed
        one-per-line (assuming the 80 CPL IBM standard.)

        Naturally, such summary should never be long enough to warrant a
        second (or third, or…) line.

        The summary forms a paragraph on its own, so the usual
        ChangeLog-style details should follow after a customary
        “paragraph break” empty line.

 > Or is the error message just extraordinary bad?

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