Git style guide#

Various information about how we use Git to develop Software Heritage.

Commit messages#

Good commit messages are essentials in a project as large as Software Heritage. They are crucial to those who will review your changes and important to anyone else who will interact with the codebase at a later time. This includes your future self!

Make sure to follow the recommandations from How to write a Git commit message

Closing or referencing issues#

You can reference issues in commit messages (or merge requests). When using the right formats, GitLab will automatically link or close related issues: