Commit 43e331e6 authored by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason's avatar Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason Committed by Junio C Hamano

SubmittingPatches: Cite the 50 char subject limit

Change the SubmittingPatches recommendations to mention the 50
character soft limit on patch subject lines. 50 characters is the soft
limit mentioned in git-commit(1) and gittutorial(7), it's also the
point at which Gitweb, GitHub and various other Git front ends start
abbreviating the commit message.
Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason's avatarÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent 6a58696f
......@@ -7,7 +7,8 @@ Checklist (and a short version for the impatient):
before committing
- do not check in commented out code or unneeded files
- the first line of the commit message should be a short
description and should skip the full stop
description (50 characters is the soft limit, see DISCUSSION
in git-commit(1)), and should skip the full stop
- the body should provide a meaningful commit message, which:
- uses the imperative, present tense: "change",
not "changed" or "changes".
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