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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 21:20:18 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 11:10:50 -0800
> >   3. We need a convenient way to both create and access this information. 
> On 03/09/2016 10:41 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> From: Paul Eggert
> >>
> >> 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).
> Sure it does. There are lots of ways to look at Git logs, ranging from 
> plain "git log" through VC commands through running "make gen-ChangeLog" 
> and looking at the resulting ChangeLog file.

The point is the "convenient" part.

> > it requires the amendments to be
> > in a form that is tedious to produce and error-prone.
> It's not that bad, and it's good enough. True, it will discourage minor 
> tidying-up of old entries (reindenting and the like), but that's a good 
> thing. We should be spending our scarce development resources in more 
> important areas.

It simply won't work, certainly not better than what we have now.

Corrections should be made of plain text, otherwise no one except
yourself will do that (or maybe not even that, since you see this as a

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