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Is it time to drop ChangeLogs? (Was: bug#21998: Run 'make change-history

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs? (Was: bug#21998: Run 'make change-history' on release branch)
Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2016 13:52:04 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

 On Sun, Mar 06 2016 13:07 (-0800), John Wiegley wrote:
> I have always wanted to drop the ChangeLogs, so if the other developers agree,
> I'm all for it. Keeping ChangeLog style in the commit entry is not terribly
> useful either, since the diff output of log -p lets you know which function or
> variable is being modified. I've never missed not having that ChangeLog data
> in other projects, of any size. But that's up to the other developers and what
> makes their lives easier.

I'd like to open this up to discussion on emacs-devel, so that we hear from
our other developers. What do you all think about ChangeLogs, and their value
to you in your work on Emacs?

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
http://newartisans.com                          60E1 46C4 BD1A 7AC1 4BA2

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