Johannes Sixt <j...@kdbg.org> writes: > Am 26.08.2016 um 20:24 schrieb Junio C Hamano: >> Beat Bolli <dev+...@drbeat.li> writes: >>> In 175d38c ("SubmittingPatches: document how to reference previous commits", >>> 2016-07-28) the format for referring to older commits was specified. >> >> is easier to read when pasted into a sentence than what the recent >> update 175d38ca ("SubmittingPatches: document how to reference >> previous commits", 2016-07-28) suggests to do, i.e. > > While it may be easier to read due to the extra mark-up, the resulting > text where such a quotation appears does not flow well, IMO. A commit > message text that references another commit reads more fluently > without the quotes around the summary line because the quoted text is > not so much a quotation that must be marked, but a parenthetical > statement. > > I absolutely welcome the proposed change to gitk, because I always > edit out the double-quotes.
I think that is highly subjective, and as you very well may know, I've been referring to commits without double-quote pair, and have an obvious bias for something I am used to ;-) I do not see the "" as introducing a quotation. I just view it as very similar to the "" in the following sentence: The commit whose title is "foo bar" did not consider there is also need to consider baz. The whole thing is inside () pair, so I agree that with or without "" pair, it is possible to see where the title ends. So I do not have a strong opinion either way.