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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: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 11:18:04 -0800
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On 03/09/2016 11:10 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>Git can in fact be configured to recognize “functions” differently,
>per file type.
Yes, I know.  But how many people have done that, and how many of them
will be able to cough up the right regex for whatever language they

We don't need to do it for all languages, just for the languages Emacs is written in. And people shouldn't need to cough up the right regex; all they need to do is run "./autogen.sh all" or "./autogen.sh git". We should get people into the habit of running autogen.sh that way, when they clone from the repository.

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