Talk:1296: Git Commit

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Note that in most (all?) graphical history viewers for Git time flows from bottom up, i.e. newest commits are on top, not on bottom as in this comics --JakubNarebski (talk) 07:21, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

I can relate. While I start with reasonable commit messages every day, working on one feature often results in

(good description of feature)
bugfixes for (description of feature)
another bugfix
damn
should work now
grrr
typo
I hate (some used library)

when I either need commit to deploy or I'm so sure it will work I don't test it deeply enough. If I would be using git, these could be merged, but I'm not. -- Hkmaly (talk) 10:51, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

What does the line graphic in the left-most column represent? Smperron (talk) 13:03, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

This is the Git commit graph, in various ways of looking at a commit history git draws a graph like that to show branching and merging. 141.101.98.229 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Nice explanation folks. Makes the comic understandable/humorous to a non-coder. (unless you count VBScript) --DanB (talk) 13:16, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Nothing wrong with VBScript, though "coder" could be stretching the definition by a bit. (git it?) JChrisCompton (talk) 19:41, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
You seem to understand it pretty well now, DanB, judging by your edit history. --Aaron of Mpls (talk) 07:56, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Commit Cloud is a relevant tool to read commit messages from Github and build a word cloud from the most-used words. 108.162.214.41 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I'm very glad I'm not the only person this happens to. --Okofish (talk) 15:23, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Regarding "although he seems to have avoided the ; key for some reason": A likely reason is that messages are passed on the command line with -m and without surrounding quotes to save time, and the ; ends the command line. 108.162.221.54 06:03, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

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