commitease, a tool for grading the readability of git commits
Tags: programming, projects
I recently started learning Python. As a simple starting project, I created a tool that grades the readability of git commit messages. I am using the “Flesch reading ease score” to determine how easy a commit message may be understood.
For now, the script only supports walking through git repositories, using
git log to obtain a
pseuo-YAML output. It should easily be possible to support more revision control
systems, but I am most familiar with
An orthogonal and equally interesting problem would be to grade the information of a given commit. A slew of commits of the form “update” are certainly less informative than commits of the form “Fixed bug 23 by applying the Foo-bar filter to some data sets”. Maybe I will add this functionality later on.
$ git clone http://github.com/Pseudomanifold/commitease $ ./commitease.py Mean readability value for Bastian Rieck: 96.35095238095242
See the git repository of
commitease for more information.