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SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch/SubmittingPatches: Suggest line wrapping commit messages at 72 columns
On Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:09:29 -0700 Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2015-04-01 at 21:36 +0200, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> > On Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:20:01 -0700
> > Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > > waah, I use 75 and this patch has ruined my life.
>
> crybaby... :)

I'm very sensitive.

> > I use 75 too, FWIW.
> >
> > It seems to me that nobody out there complains about 75-character lines
> > in commit logs; it's the 120-character lines that irritate people. I
> > would suggest that this limit could be set to 75 (or even, say, 77)
>
> 77 might be one too many.
>
> git log has a default 4 space indent of the commit message so
> 75 or 76 would still fit an 80 column screen.

That's a good point. Good enough to be in a changelog ;)

76 sounds a bit risky - I don't think I trust every output device to
dtrt with 80-column text. I might be wrong about that. 75 would save
my handkerchiefs.


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