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Re: [Feature request] gitlog-to-changelog: don't cluster multiple Change

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Feature request] gitlog-to-changelog: don't cluster multiple ChangeLog entries under the same "date line"
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:19:44 +0100

Stefano Lattarini wrote:

> On 12/23/2011 04:11 PM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>>> I hope the above argument will make you reconsider this position;
>>> ...
>> Position?  I had not taken a position.  Any feature request should be
>> accompanied by justification.  The questions above were simply my attempt
>> to elicit that justification.
> My misunderstanding then; sorry.
>> Your explanation makes sense.
> Good :-)
>> However, I would prefer an adaptive/hybrid solution: if a commit log
>> is composed of two or more paragraphs, keep it in a separate block.
>> Otherwise, merge entries that would otherwise have a date--name--email
>> header identical to the preceding one.

I am considering making this the default, with no option
to produce the current behavior.

> That's fine by me, as long as I can also instruct gitlog-to-changelog to
> unconditionally keep separate commit messages (also if just one paragraph
> lond) in separate blocks.  You know, "give the user enough rope" etc etc.

You still have not explained why you would like this mode of operation.
This would require an option, hence justification.

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