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Re: Notes from the version control BOF at the summit


On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 03:35:19PM -0700, Matt Austern wrote:
> 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?

You're pretty much right; we need the ChangeLog now *because* CVS is
per-file and the ChangeLog is per-change.  If the control system records
one comment per revision, then this duplicates the ChangeLog (to the point
where an FSF-style ChangeLog might be automatically generated from the
VCS's change record comments).


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