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Re: any reason to restrict commit log length?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 13:50:52 -0400

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 13:24, Matthieu Moy <Matthieu.Moy_at_imag.fr> wrote:
> "Dang Nguyen" <haidangwa_at_comcast.net> writes:
>> I have a user that just committed a file and pasted an entire email thread
>> (plain text) into the commit log. His log entry is roughly 2600 characters
>> long.
> The question is not how long the message is, but how long does it need
> to be to explain the content of the commit.
> 2600 characters is long, but I don't know whether it is _too_ long ...

I recently wrote a commit message that was 1713 characters; 2600
doesn't seem too huge, but it completely depends upon the nature of
the change you're committing and how verbose you are.

Copying & pasting an entire email thread verbatim sounds like a user
behavior adjustment is required.

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