Re: git commit messages

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 7:09 PM, Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-04-23 at 11:45 +0200, Murray Cumming wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 16:46 +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
>> > Don't use a trailing period either.
>> I find this really odd and rather arbitrary. I think it's something to
>> do with you wanting to use these first lines in bullet-point lists. But
>> there's no real grammar consensus about periods at the end of
>> bullet-point items. I personally can't stand a sentence without a bullet
>> point if it's more than 4 or 5 words. Can we please remove that
>> requirement?
> It's not a requirement.  It's a suggestion.  Individual
> maintainers are free to have different suggestions.  So
> the goal of the overall suggestions is to capture what
> most maintainers want.

Exactly, it's a guideline.

Personally I don't see the point of a full-stop; you already know the
summary will be one line, and if for some reason is not complete
you'll see "..."

Felipe Contreras

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