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Re: ChangeLog rotated
On Tue, 11 Jan 2005, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> Hans-Peter Nilsson <email@example.com> writes:
> > I don't see any need to revamp/remove the existing ChangeLog.NN
> > files. Just start rotating to ChangeLog.YYYY and leave the
> > existing .NN ones behind; not all are rotated at the new year
> > anyway, so it'd just cause further confusion when investigating
> > old code changes (read: *please* don't do that!)
> Why would it cause further confusion? The only possible confusion I
> could see would be if people have memorized the relationship between
> year and ChangeLog file, and that seems easy to handle. What type of
> confusion are you thinking of?
Simply that moving the ChangeLog around multiple times makes it
harder to locate the time and extent of a particular change.
The confusion/goodness ratio is just too high; the change is
cosmetic and likely to cause real problems.