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Re: How to prevent empty log messages?

From: Milen A. Radev <milen_at_radev.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 21:52:55 +0300

2008/6/16 Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>:
> If the limit is 60 characters, how are you going to make sure the log
> message makes sense? How will you distinguish 60 characters of a
> Shakespear verse, random characters or a meaningful commit message?
> The reason we don't include a commit hook like that by default is
> because we feel this is a social issue without a technical problem:
> how long do you think it will take your users to find out they need to
> specify 60 'x's?

OTOH such a pre-commit hook (mine is 5+ chars) has saved me on
multiple occasions when used the comming dialogue as a replacement for
"Check for modifications" and just hit "OK" instead of "Cancel".

Milen A. Radev
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