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Re: CVS commits and logs

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: CVS commits and logs
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 13:53:41 +0100

On 11/4/06, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

One other rule: the date label of the ChangeLog entry should reflect
the date on which the change was _committed_ (as opposed to the date
when the change was made in someone's local sandbox).

I've often wondered, and a few times I've even modified an entry's
date, when it was weeks or months off. It's nice to know that's the

In other words,
the dates in the ChangeLog should be monotonically increasing from
bottom to top.

It's hard to have them monotonically increasing in a global world. An
Old World developer commits a change at 02:00 UTC, and minutes
afterwards someone from the New World commits a change with the
previous (from my POV) day's date...

Non-monotonic ChangeLog dates render the --from-date and --to-date
options of grep-changelog much less useful. I've even thinking of
patching it to give it a little leeway when searching the date


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