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Re: Generating the ChangeLog files from the commit messages

From: Kelvin White
Subject: Re: Generating the ChangeLog files from the commit messages
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:25:18 -0500

"Paul Eggert" <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 11/19/2014 08:04 PM, Yuri Khan wrote:
>> What is the existing practice for such cases?
> Existing practice elsewhere is to have just one generated ChangeLog file, at the top level.  If we had done this for Emacs from day one, we'd have a ChangeLog file of about 25 MB.  Although this would have been too large in the old days, nowadays it's not such a big deal, as computers typically have way more than 25 MB.  When I open a 25 MB ChangeLog file with Emacs, it appears instantaneously on my screen, and I can navigate through it without delays.
> I prefer having a single ChangeLog file to having smaller ChangeLog* files in various locations, as it's a bit easier to scout through history that way.  The patch that I've proposed in Bug#19113 doesn't go that far, though; it merely arranges for future git commit messages to be copied into the top-level ChangeLog.  Perhaps coalescing the historical ChangeLog files could be done in a followon patch.

I agree. Also, there is a separate ChangeLog file in the lisp/erc directory. How would I deal with this regarding this topic. Should it be merged or removed?

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