On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 02:35:01PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > +FILES
> > +-----
> > +
> > +`$GIT_DIR/COMMIT_EDITMSG`::
> > + This file contains the commit message of a commit in progress.
> > + If `git-commit` exits due to an error before creating a commit,
> > + any commit message that has been provided by the user (e.g., in
> > + an editor session) will be available in this file, but will be
> > + overwritten by the next invocation of `git-commit`.
> > SEE ALSO
> > --------
> Very sensible, modulo s/git-commit/git commit/ and lack of S-o-b.
Yeah, I'm used to using the dashed form in documentation, but it's
probably reasonable to use the normal spaced form here. I assume you can
forge my S-o-b?
> I also wondered if something like the following might be useful, but
> it probably falls into the "water under the bridge" category.
> builtin/commit.c | 5 +++++
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/builtin/commit.c b/builtin/commit.c
> index 149e07d..83bcee4 100644
> --- a/builtin/commit.c
> +++ b/builtin/commit.c
> @@ -768,6 +768,11 @@ static int prepare_to_commit(const char *index_file,
> const char *prefix,
> "with '#' will be kept; you may remove them"
> " yourself if you want to.\n"
> "An empty message aborts the commit.\n"));
> + status_printf(s, GIT_COLOR_NORMAL,
> + _("The file '%s' keeps a copy of the log
> + "you edited, if you wish to inspect it later.\n"
> + "It will be wiped by the next invocation of
> 'git commit'.\n"),
> + git_path("COMMIT_EDITMSG"));
That seems excessive, as it is inside the file itself. Unless your
editor is terrible, it already shows you that information.
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