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From: Philip Oakley <>
To: Cristiana Man <>,
Subject: Re: Git commit allow empty docs unclear
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 21:35:10 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

hi Cristiana,

On 04/05/2021 19:31, Cristiana Man wrote:
> Hi
> The documentation for Git commit --allow-empty option
> (
> contains the acronym SCM which is confusing to me.
> Do you mean Software Configuration Management, Source Control
> Management or Source Code Management?
> Clarifications are appreciated!

Yes, all of them ;-)

Basically the Git (Linux codebase) philosophy is to always have
meaningful changes, with meaningful commit change messages.

When Git was being developed (i.e. being implemented in many other code
bases) there was a lot of migration of from old "documentation" systems,
which often had 'cruft' where options were needed to allow such empty
commits, and the common TLA (three Letter abbreviation) of the time
'SCM' could cover all of them. The key aspect is that they were
'foreign' to the Git ecosystem.

Hope that helps.

> --
> Kind regards,
> Cristiana Man

      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-04 20:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-04 18:31 Git commit allow empty docs unclear Cristiana Man
2021-05-04 20:31 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-04 20:35 ` Philip Oakley [this message]

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