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In company-internal commit messages, I wouldn't mind if people swear. But they shouldn't do so in commits to open-source projects, where the whole world might get to see their writings.

Unless, of course, they include the obligatory disclaimer that "my swear words are not necessarily those of my employer". :)

Frequent open-source involvement is also the reason why I won't ever swear in commit messages. The closest thing is that I put "I'm stupid" as commit message whenever I have to fix up a typo or obvious slip from the previous commit.




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