On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:38 PM, Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
>> Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>>> Ram, what platform do your colleagues use?
>> Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
> Oh, ok.  In that case I blame habit.
> I think the best option you have is to just complain to your
> colleagues about the long lines.  Then they would get a chance to
> explore what the UI currently offers and to complain to this list
> (perhaps via you :)) about missing features that would make their work
> easier.
> To put it another way: I don't see yet how a hypothetical "git commit
> --wrap-lines -m 'long message'" would make life easier than just
> running "git commit" and entering the message using $EDITOR.  There's
> probably a UI or documentation bug lurking somewhere, so thanks for
> thinking about these things.
> Regards,
> Jonathan

If your colleagues do not mind using a GUI then git-cola
might help them form better commit messages.

It auto-wraps long lines and enforces a very clear distinction
between the one-line summary and extended description.
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