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Re: old ChangeLog files

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: old ChangeLog files
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 21:12:29 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:
> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
>>  > From: "Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden>
>>  > Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 09:30:49 -0500
>>  > 
>>  > Ideally this should also be merged into `ChangeLog' itself, but
>>  > CVS performs poorly with large locally-modified files, so
>>  > it's more convenient to keep a "small" ChangeLog file and move
>>  > older stuff into ChangeLog.old.
>>  > 
>>  > What do people think ?
>>  It sounds like a good idea, but won't that cause ChangeLog.old to
>>  grow indefinitely (assuming that Emacs is going to be maintained for
>>  many years to come ;-)?
>>  If the file becomes too large, it might become difficult to browse it
>>  with e.g. Less or even Emacs itself.

> IMO, it would be simpler to provide key bindings in Changelog mode
> that automatically takes you to the previous older / next newer
> changelog file in a series of ChangeLog files.

I prefer the simple idea of making single ChangeLog.old.
Currently sum of lisp/ChangeLog* is less than 5M.  Even if
we keep on using the current 32-bit machine for more than 20
years, and increase the file size by 5M every year, Emacs
still can read it.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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