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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:39:59 +0200
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> More generally, any good undergraduate software-engineering curriculum
> should cover change management and should have exercises where
> students describe, review and commit patches, merge branches, etc.
> There should be some well-defined procedure that students actually do
> (as opposed to merely reading about it).This stuff is basic nowadays.

GNU ChangeLogs, as used in practice, are so lame and thin on content
that they certainly can't be taken seriously as a method of documenting

GNU ChangeLogs always looked to me as cargo cult and an excuse for not
writing proper commit messages.

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