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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:41:52 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 10:24:33 -0800
> The coreutils-like approach that I recently proposed should satisfy 
> requirements (2) through (7).  See:
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2016-03/msg00391.html

It doesn't satisfy (3).

More generally, it won't work because it requires the amendments to be
in a form that is tedious to produce and error-prone.  I don't see how
we can have more motivation for using this than we have for the
current method.

This method is fine for a small group of veteran hackers who never
make mistakes writing Perl editing commands (but then those hackers
don't need this facility anyway) and when the number of amendments is

So: thanks, but no, thanks.

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