commit mail subject format

Aggelos Economopoulos aoiko at
Fri Dec 5 05:05:23 PST 2008

Joe Talbott wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 04:27:48PM +0200, Hasso Tepper wrote:
>> Aggelos Economopoulos wrote:
>>> Search is much faster in git and also more accurate, since the repo
>>> also contains all the CVS history. Again, the Subject: line is intended
>>> to save people's time, it is not for arbitrary metadata.
>> Full ack here. You can put whatever metadata into body or even into mail 
>> headers, but subject is for me heading quickly over emails whether there 
>> is something interesting for me. I don't think that the mail in the 
>> commit list should contain anything more than "<branch>: <files>". 
> I agree.
> Joe

So, a few mails in favor of ditching the metadata in the Subject and no
objections. I think that's a green light.


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