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Re: Use of "Action stamps" in commit messages

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Use of "Action stamps" in commit messages
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:45:52 +0300

> From: Andy Moreton <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:59:32 +0100
> The Linux kernel convention is nicer: the (shortened) commit id,
> followed by a space and the commit summary line, e.g.
> Fixes: 1222ff5275 ("Don't skip epg-tests even with gpg 2.0 (Bug#23561)")

We wanted an ID that is not specific to Git, having learned that a
hard way from the period we used bzr revision numbers.

> This ensures that the format is human readable, is easy to parse for
> scripting, and identifies the right commit even if the shortened commit
> id is not unique.

They will stop being useful if we ever change our VCS.

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