Who else thinks commit messages in lower case look more neat?

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    yeah.. but its wrong.. but it looks cleaner.. but its wrong *repeat*

    Only if you use bullet points though..

    - this looks better
    - Than this

    But this looks better

    than this
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    English - yes.

    Mother tongue / german - no.

    Generally I like commit messages where grammar and spelling is right and you don't need a slang translator and / or dictionary.

    some negative examples:
    impl feature HSC EX
    - translation: implemented hs-code export feature

    moar bugs ded
    - spanked an apprentice for this, guess he'll never do it again (just no)
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    Yes, but I try to avoid doing so, because it's incorrect.
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    @IntrusionCM German was the reason they came up with camel case..

    WHY should all nouns be upper case? why.... its just a random rule without any benefit to it..
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    Uppercasing nouns has a lot of benefits, especially when a lot of nouns and non-nouns have the exact same spelling.
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    @kescherRant yeah but no..
    thats what context is for..
    Spinne or spinne is very clear if you read it in a sentence.

    just my opinion though, all languages have their edges. i tend to prefer the english way of using upper/lower case.

    Titles for example, the case adds something to it.
    "You suck" is not as serious as "You Suck". thats not possible im german because it would be against the rules....
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    In German, you could easily make that a "Du bist scheiße" or "Du bist Scheiße", both of which would be grammatically correct insults.
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    @just8littleBit I guess it because it's been like this since the 17th century (not 100 % sure).

    You could ask the same for eg. the imperial system.... It has no value, but has been around for a long time, so some countries still refuse to adopt.
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    well well well.. there's a difference.

    german js a nice language and can express stuff in ways hardly any other language can. but english is easier, more natural and hast some serious logic to it (in some perspectives).

    but if we talk about metric and imperial..
    Imperial is 100% stupid, illogical and confusing whereas metric is 100% logical, convertible and easy to understand..

    I follow this youtube channel about whiskey and that guy actually mixed them up like: : "So, we pour 2 ounces of whiskey and add 10ml of water"
    I'm still not over it..
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    @just8littleBit I was talking about the upper -/ lower case rules or "Groß- und Kleinschreibung" in german, which became a thing around the 17th century. NOT the german language per se. Big difference ;)

    And yes. The imperial system is Like Trumpi Dumpi. It makes no sense but exists. And is legal.
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    after our > 2 comment conversation about language I thought we dived into that topic..

    Mein Fehler;)
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    @IntrusionCM And in my defense I'm drunk so I dont get what's going kn anyway☺️
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    @just8littleBit i love the German language and it's dialects....

    Heilig's Blechle!
    Ei verbibbsch!
    Schleich di!
    There are many many more...
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    @IntrusionCM yeah, my mothers side lives in NRW..

    Datt is wo ich wech komm..
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    @just8littleBit Ey du Arsch :)

    (komme aussm Pott... Was sonst.... XD)
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    @IntrusionCM Auf kohle geboren..

    havent lived there in over 20 years though.

    you sound like you're from the south?
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    @just8littleBit I'm traveling a lot... Have friends all over germany.

    I love language (and hate math). So... I can speak or at least know some of the words of nearly every country in german.

    It can happen that I speak in one sentence several languages. According to friends, me being angry results in cursing in several languages (french, english, polnish, klingon...). It can be annoying as fuck as I mostly don't realize it.
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    @IntrusionCM multi platform so.. nice.
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    My commit messages are links to Youtube videos explaining what it's about.
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    I actually like to have questions in my commits.

    "Is this correct?"

    "Should this be like this?"

    "Does this work?"

    I think this way it's more exciting to the guy pulling the commit.

    Sometimes it's also good to comment how things really are:

    "Made updates"


    "<just put date here>"

    And remember, if you changed some file, you don't just overwrite the old one. You add version numbering to the file name:








    "main new version.cpp" (<-Windows guy!)
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    You put actual messsges in commits?
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    @rutee07 interesting. Now I want to use commit messages to rickroll people 😈
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