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Re: Notes from the version control BOF at the summit


On Jun 4, 2004, at 2:03 PM, Joseph S. Myers wrote:

On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

The main serialization problem is, of course, the ChangeLog file.  For
most of these systems, it should be possible to write an automatic
merge for the ChangeLog file which will do the right thing.

Or generate the ChangeLog automatically from checkin comments. (The last
item in Zack's previous wishlist
<http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2002-12/msg00444.html>.)

Stupid question: if we have atomic multifile patches, so that you can give
a single comment to what's conceptually a single checkin, then what
purpose will the ChangeLog serve? Won't it just duplicate information
that's already there in the version control system's metadata?


--Matt


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