I was working on a project today, when I realized that I had forgotten to commit for days (local only repo). I switched to my terminal, spent at least five minutes trying to decide on the commit message before settling to the completely uninformative “Another commit”. Embarrassed with myself, I shared my frustration with twitter:
The awkward moment when you realize you forgot to commit for days & you can't pick a commit message as nothing describes all these changes.
Immediately, I started getting a flood of suggestions of what that commit message could have been. Some of them were hilarious, some clever and some both. So, I decided I wouldn’t be selfish and I’d share them. Enjoy:
@ Hah, yeah.. "Uhmm... lots of stuff added"
@ git commit - m "...stuff"
@ A.K.A. "General design improvements"
@ "Lotsa stuff." Always works for me.
@ Sounds like you need "committed something or other".
@ git commit -a -m "Metric ton of changes and stuff..."
@ $git commit -a -m "Hey hehe.. this is awkward but I er... you know.. been busy.. with... stuff..."
@ 'things, all the things'
@ I tend to call these things "change binges", where I pretend I change a whole bunch of things on a whim before committing.
@ a generic "If you can't tell what I've done by reading the source, you don't deserve to complain about my lack of commit message!"
@ Just keep it simple with "sorry!"
@ git commit -m "Acquired by Facebook"
@ git commit -a -m "Like a boss"
@ there is only one way around this: delete commit history and start over with "First commit" :p
@ "what is this, I don't even..."
@ 'Fixed stuff' generally fits well 🙂
@ "Reinvented the wheel. Again."
@ only a link to that original tweet, *maybe* with the tweet text as a second paragraph.
@ "This changes everything"
@ -m "this changes everything. again."
@ features: "Made it better", bugs: "Fixed sh*t", tech tasks: "Misc. optimizations" or "Refactoring", mixed: "Chuck Norris was here"
@ "the one true commit" always works for me 😉
@ $git commit -a -m "Basically started from scratch and rewrote everything. NBD."
@ Commit message: What's elvish for "I forgot.";)
@ "REFACTOR ALL THE THINGS"
@ "because of my lack of commits. I have committed myself"
@ "this is not the commit message you are looking for..." 😉