----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tim Janik" <t...@gnu.org>
> Sent: Friday, November 2, 2012 9:24:29 AM
> Subject: Re: Overlong lines with git-merge --log
> On 02.11.2012 11:05, Jeff King wrote:
> > Taking just the first line of those often cuts off the useful part.
> > It was deemed less bad to show the whole message as a subject rather
> > than cut it off arbitrarily.
> Thanks a lot for the explanation, I'm using git directly here, but the
> two cases I had indeed lacked this newline.

FWIW we use merge --log quite extensively here at the office, and I've 
developed a habit to skim the extremely long lines and attempt to cut them 
intelligently (something I don't trust the computer to do for me).  Sometimes 
that means taking the second or third sentence if it's a better summary, 
sometimes it's just abbreviating the first.  Now that merge automatically 
spawns an editor, this is quite convenient (though it does take a bit longer).

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