David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> writes:
> I have a poor imagination and cannot imagine why it needs to be
I could not either, but I found the reason in the commit message:
Some users do want to write a line that begin with a pound sign, #,
in their commit log message. Many tracking system recognise
a token of #<bugid> form, for example.
The support we offer these use cases is not very friendly to the end
users. They have a choice between
- Don't do it. Avoid such a line by rewrapping or indenting; and
- Use --cleanup=whitespace but remove all the hint lines we add.
Give them a way to set a custom comment char, e.g.
$ git -c core.commentchar="%" commit
so that they do not have to do either of the two workarounds.
I personnally think allowing an escape scheme (\#) would have been
But as Junio said, it's too late. My change is not about commentchar
customizability, but about disabling the comment in "git status".
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