[riot-devel] Lifting the 50 characters commit first line limit?

Martine Lenders mail at martine-lenders.eu
Wed Oct 10 08:50:45 CEST 2018

Hi Pekka,

the 50 chars is just the warning bound. You can go up to 70 until the
commit message check fails on you. Longer will make GitHub break the commit
message in the webview with the dreaded […] ;-).

My usual approach is to boil down the summary to the bare minimum within
these constraints (even using just the module name instead of the full
path) and go into details in the following lines of the commit message.


Am Mi., 10. Okt. 2018 um 08:06 Uhr schrieb Nikander Pekka <
pekka.nikander at aalto.fi>:

> [Refactoring the nRF520 mega-PR to follow the standards...]
> I guess this has been bashed to death, but I am annoyed.
> With long paths, the 50 characters limit on the first line
> of the commit message makes it impossible to have any meaningful
> explanation of what the commit actually does.  Actually,
> the limitation makes the commit messages unintelligible.
> _Any_ change of increasing the limit to e.g. 72 characters?
> --Pekka
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