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Re: Criteria for Acceptable Git to ChangeLog

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Criteria for Acceptable Git to ChangeLog
Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 22:50:23 -0400

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   > * files

I don't think of a file as an entity.
Rather, a file contains entities.

   > * functions
   > * variables not in global scope

I'm not sure how to understand "not in global scope".
Could you clarify that?

Anyway, entities in C include functions, file-scope structures,
file-scope unions, file-scope variables, and macros.  In C++ they
would also include class definitions -- and is there anything else?

  > I don't think it's necessary to identify, for example the variable "i" in
  > for (int i = 0; i < 10; ++i)

I agree on that.

In most cases, an entity is a maximal syntactic construct.
However, if something is not maximal but has an
openbrace in column zero, it is also an entity.

Dr Richard Stallman
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