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authorElijah Newren <>2018-09-12 21:18:48 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-09-13 20:25:08 (GMT)
commita3ec9eaf3877fbe1048f5bda37063d6d4eaf1c54 (patch)
treefb9ba68d1d442f6c7edf5f7bf3dd2f1f4ed60c96 /t/
parentb00bf1c9a8dd5009d5102aef7af9e2b886b1e5ad (diff)
sequencer: fix --allow-empty-message behavior, make it smarter
In commit b00bf1c9a8dd ("git-rebase: make --allow-empty-message the default", 2018-06-27), several arguments were given for transplanting empty commits without halting and asking the user for confirmation on each commit. These arguments were incomplete because the logic clearly assumed the only cases under consideration were transplanting of commits with empty messages (see the comment about "There are two sources for commits with empty messages). It didn't discuss or even consider rewords, squashes, etc. where the user is explicitly asked for a new commit message and provides an empty one. (My bad, I totally should have thought about that at the time, but just didn't.) Rewords and squashes are significantly different, though, as described by SZEDER: Let's suppose you start an interactive rebase, choose a commit to squash, save the instruction sheet, rebase fires up your editor, and then you notice that you mistakenly chose the wrong commit to squash. What do you do, how do you abort? Before [that commit] you could clear the commit message, exit the editor, and then rebase would say "Aborting commit due to empty commit message.", and you get to run 'git rebase --abort', and start over. But [since that commit, ...] saving the commit message as is would let rebase continue and create a bunch of unnecessary objects, and then you would have to use the reflog to return to the pre-rebase state. Also, he states: The instructions in the commit message template, which is shown for 'reword' and 'squash', too, still say... # Please enter the commit message for your changes. Lines starting # with '#' will be ignored, and an empty message aborts the commit. These are sound arguments that when editing commit messages during a sequencer operation, that if the commit message is empty then the operation should halt and ask the user to correct. The arguments in commit b00bf1c9a8dd (referenced above) still apply when transplanting previously created commits with empty commit messages, so the sequencer should not halt for those. Furthermore, all rationale so far applies equally for cherry-pick as for rebase. Therefore, make the code default to --allow-empty-message when transplanting an existing commit, and to default to halting when the user is asked to edit a commit message and provides an empty one -- for both rebase and cherry-pick. Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index da94ddd..860e63e 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@ test_expect_success 'rebase -m commit with empty message' '
test_expect_success 'rebase -i commit with empty message' '
git checkout diff-in-message &&
set_fake_editor &&
- env FAKE_COMMIT_MESSAGE=" " FAKE_LINES="reword 1" \
+ test_must_fail env FAKE_COMMIT_MESSAGE=" " FAKE_LINES="reword 1" \
git rebase -i HEAD^