Commit 2ee00567 authored by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason's avatar Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason Committed by Junio C Hamano

doc/SubmittingPatches: clarify the casing convention for "area: change..."

Amend the section which describes how the first line of the subject
should look like to say that the ":" in "area: " shouldn't be treated
like a full stop for the purposes of letter casing.

Change the two subject examples to make this new paragraph clearer,
i.e. "unstar" is not a common word, and "git-cherry-pick.txt" is a
much longer string than "githooks.txt". Pick two recent commits from
git.git that fit better for the description.
Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason's avatarÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
parent 7c9c2f8c
......@@ -98,12 +98,17 @@ should skip the full stop. It is also conventional in most cases to
prefix the first line with "area: " where the area is a filename or
identifier for the general area of the code being modified, e.g.
. archive: ustar header checksum is computed unsigned
. git-cherry-pick.txt: clarify the use of revision range notation
. doc: clarify distinction between sign-off and pgp-signing
. githooks.txt: improve the intro section
If in doubt which identifier to use, run "git log --no-merges" on the
files you are modifying to see the current conventions.
It's customary to start the remainder of the first line after "area: "
with a lower-case letter. E.g. "doc: clarify...", not "doc:
Clarify...", or "githooks.txt: improve...", not "githooks.txt:
The body should provide a meaningful commit message, which:
. explains the problem the change tries to solve, iow, what is wrong
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