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

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs? (Was: bug#21998: Run 'make change-history' on release branch)
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 14:34:12 -0800
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John Wiegley wrote:
What do you all think about ChangeLogs, and their value
to you in your work on Emacs?

I regularly do the equivalent of:

grep PATTERN $(git ls-files | grep -v ChangeLog)

That is, in searches I typically ignore ChangeLog* files because of their less-useful chatter. I'd be happy if we stopped maintaining these files in the master branch (we should keep them for emacs-25). I'd be happy if we removed the existing ChangeLog* files from the master branch.

Even if we remove ChangeLogs, we should still have guidelines for commit message format, as saying "anything goes" would make it harder to read the output of 'git log'. I don't mind using ChangeLog format in commit messages, as it's a well-understood format and switching to some other format could well be more trouble than it's worth.

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