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Re: GNU ChangeLog Format: <> or []?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: GNU ChangeLog Format: <> or []?
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:43:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Chris,

Chris Marusich <address@hidden> skribis:

> I've noticed that the GNU Standards indicate [] should be used for
> conditional changes, and <> should be used for identifying the part that
> changed.  However, in Guix, I've noticed that people tend to use [] not
> to indicate conditional changes, but rather to indicate the part that
> changed.  Is there a reason for this?  Does it matter?

Square brackets are used for conditionals, but I also use them for
nested entities.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t make it up, but I don’t know
where I took it from!

Anyway, I personally don’t mind seeing one style or the other—either
way it conveys the changes quite well IMO.


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