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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:21:08 +0200

> From: Andy Moreton <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:21:07 +0000
> For the avoidance of doubt, I think that the changelog format describing
> the contents of the diff should not be included in the git commit
> message, as it is a pointless duplication of information that the diff
> already provides. Let the version control system handle what changed,
> and put much more emphasis on describing why the patch exists.

I don't think anyone is arguing with that.  We don't tell contributors
to describe the changes literally.  For example, if the change is

  i = i + 1;

then saying "add 1 to i" is a very bad log entry.

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