MacPorts used CVS commit templates 10 years ago. This was before my involvement 
with MacPorts, so I don't know how it was decided to do that in the first place 
or what developer opinions about it were. But you don't have to look at too 
much of the history of the repositories from 2006 and prior to see what a 
disaster it was. Developers would fill in some fields and not others, or 
completely ignore the template and write their own message above or below it. 
Maybe with instructional comments it would be better, on the other hand, my 
initial reaction to your template (and my initial reaction when I saw it 
mentioned previously) was "TL;DR".

On Nov 1, 2016, at 6:08 PM, Clemens Lang wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 01, 2016 at 11:51:52PM +0100, Marko Käning wrote:
>> as I find it on the console quite handy to know when 50 or 72
>> characters are reached in a line:
> vim does that with syntax highlighting automatically nowadays when it
> notices you are writing a commit message. If you need an indication on
> your line width, may I suggest you configure your editor appropriately?

Can we document in the WorkingWithGit page how to do that? I have no idea.

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