Hi. I’m David. I’m a programmer from Cambridge (the one in the UK, not the one in Massachusetts or any of the others).
I like Git commit messages. Used well, I think they’re one of the most powerful tools available to document a codebase over its lifetime. I’d like to illustrate that by showing you my favourite ever Git commit.
I originally published this post internally for my colleagues at Monzo (hence the emoji). It seemed useful enough there that I figured it was worth publishing on my own site. I’ve very gently edited it to remove a couple of references that don’t mean much outside the company.
On a Thursday last July, in a clinic just outside Cambridge, a psychologist sat down with me and confirmed that I have Asperger syndrome.
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