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Re: CEDET Merge

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: CEDET Merge
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:57:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier writes:
>> Yes, 'git am' does that automatically. However, I always followed the
>> general rule that the generated ChangeLogs should have the date when the
>> change enters the Emacs repository, so I'm not sure if I should even
>> retain the original date?
> AFAIK, Git records the "author date" separately from the "commit date",
> so The Right Thing To Do is to use the fancy --date argument to provide
> the "author date".  The ChangeLog can use the "commit date" if needed.

Yes, git tracks 'Author' and 'Committer', each with their own date. So
the ChangeLog generator script would need to use the name from 'Author'
with the date from 'Committer'. But does it actually do that? And
wouldn't it be pretty confusing to have dates in the ChangeLog that are
years apart from those in the git log?


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