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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:19:13 -0600
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Yes, I was only mentioning it for the sake of completeness.  We have already
>> accomplished the second bullet of option #2, and have no intention of 
>> changing
>> that, as it does have a positive impact on our commit message quality.
>Just to put the record straight: we've been using the ChangeLog format
>in the commit log message since forever, certainly during the CVS
>days.  It's not a recent invention in any way.

I think it's a good requirement, though a quick trawl through the output of 
'git log --name-status' shows that not everyone has always obeyed it.  
(However, the standard does seem be more adhered to the closer we get to the 
present, so things have been moving in the right direction.)

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