Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 02:35:01PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> 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.
The pathname was not the part that was interesting; "If you wish to
inspect it later" was.
But that is what makes it water under the bridge. The message will
be gone by the time you really need it.
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