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Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Is it time to drop ChangeLogs?
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:09:18 -0400

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  > There are two main problems with ChangeLog format -- first, it's just a
  > bit of a pain splitting the information into changes associated with
  > individual functions. The second, more substantive issue, is that it
  > focuses the mind too much on how we have changed things rather than why,
  > at least in my experience.

We could ask people to give bigger overall explanations in the log
entry.  However, those should be in addition to, not instead of,
explaining in comments in the code.

Dr Richard Stallman
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