[plt-dev] One e-mail per commit?

From: Stevie Strickland (sstrickl at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Tue May 18 13:29:03 EDT 2010

On May 18, 2010, at 9:46 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 7:59 AM, Robby Findler
> <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
>> Can those vocal people perhaps make a suggestion that would
>> satisfy them and also attempt to satisfy Mike?
> I like the suggestion to include a summary of the changed paths in the
> subject line seems like it would make it more useful.  Even if emails
> were per-commit, the commit message would still be too big to put in
> the subject (we didn't do that for the SVN commit emails either).

If everyone follows the normal git tradition of having the commit message be a one-line summary followed by a longer description (if necessary), then I don't see a problem with putting the one-line summary in the subject.  Looking over recent commits, it seems like this should be acceptable, since commit messages tend to be short and those of us who have used longer commit messages are already following this tradition.


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