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Re: Should we restore manually maintained ChangeLogs

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Should we restore manually maintained ChangeLogs
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 18:10:05 +0000
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Hello, Eli.

On Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 08:01:24PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> > Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 09:42:43 -0800

> > As time goes on I expect more developers will gravitate to the new
> > system where if you want to look at the change logs you run 'git
> > log' or type 'C-x v l' or whatever floats your boat.

> Which will bring them the same text with mistakes and omissions that
> we see now.  E.g., I see someone's contribution without the
> paperwork-exempt tag -- how do I know if that person has an
> assignment, and I'm just missing it somehow, or she doesn't and I;m
> looking at someone's omission?  Same with other blunders.

> Who needs a history record one cannot trust?  It's worse than having
> no record at all.

Maybe we should move to a version control system which permits commit
messages to be amended.  (Only half joking.)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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