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

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs? (Was: bug#21998: Run 'make change-history' on release branch)
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 17:05:02 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

John Wiegley <address@hidden>:
>  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?

I advocated dropping ChangeLogs at the time I did the repository conversion.
That is still my position.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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