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Discussion on: How I Write Source Control Commit Messages

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Rostyslav Semanyshyn

Here are the rules that I did save from one of the sources some time ago.

  • Separate subject from body with a blank line
  • Limit the subject line to 50 characters
  • Capitalize the subject line
  • Do not end the subject line with a period
  • Use the imperative mood in the subject line
  • Wrap the body at 72 characters
  • Use the body to explain what and why vs. how