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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs? (Was: bug#21998: Run 'make change-his

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs? (Was: bug#21998: Run 'make change-history' on release branch)
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 21:53:13 +0200

> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 11:18:04 -0800
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 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
> > need?
> We don't need to do it for all languages, just for the languages Emacs 
> is written in.

Which are quite a few.

> 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".

That still misses a couple that add-change-log-entry doesn't.

> We should get people into the habit of running autogen.sh that way,
> when they clone from the repository.

Some of them didn't like the extra baggage that brings, though.

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