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automerge shouldn't let GH wrap the first line of the commit message #159

benjaminp opened this Issue Sep 14, 2018 · 2 comments


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benjaminp commented Sep 14, 2018

python/cpython@ee78ba2 ended up with ugly GH line-wrapping of the first line despite the PR python/cpython#2825 title being unwrapped.


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Mariatta commented Sep 14, 2018 thinks possibly related issues are python/core-workflow#27 (Merge commit messages), #38 (Remove [X.Y] from the backport commit message), python/devguide#199 (Improve "Commit Messages" section in committing.rst), #53 (Strip backport PR number from the commit message), and python/devguide#125 (Add core-dev guidance on squash merge commit messages).

@Mariatta Mariatta added the Not a bug label Nov 11, 2018


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Mariatta commented Nov 11, 2018

The line-wrapping is done by GitHub Web UI, not a bug on our side.

The git data does not break the commit message.

$ git log ee78ba2c819b0cd7671a575e584d8fe1b7adb3e4
commit ee78ba2c819b0cd7671a575e584d8fe1b7adb3e4
Author: Shoham Peller <>
Date:   Sat Sep 15 02:28:08 2018 +0300

    [2.7] closes bpo-8450: a better error message when http status line isn't received (GH-2825)
    When the server has closed the connection before sending a status-line,
    the client's error message should have a more descriptive error message

@Mariatta Mariatta closed this Nov 11, 2018

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