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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:44:44 -0700
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>>>>> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

JW> If writing a ChangeLog entry to describe a change increases the time spent
JW> crafting a patch by 10%, and if this loses a contributor who would have
JW> otherwise sent us code, I'm forced to wonder in what other ways have
JW> they've been hasty, such that working on the commit message was too much
JW> for them.

> I disagree with this. Processes such as the one here are learned behavior,
> not something that identifies good vs. bad programmers.

You are right, of course, Ted, I'll remove that from my thinking as an
indicator of sloppiness. :)

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