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Re: ChangeLog entry complexity
- From: Andreas Schwab <schwab at linux-m68k dot org>
- To: David Miller <davem at davemloft dot net>
- Cc: carlos at redhat dot com, pasky at ucw dot cz, roland at hack dot frob dot com, neleai at seznam dot cz, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:55:31 +0100
- Subject: Re: ChangeLog entry complexity
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David Miller <email@example.com> writes:
> From: "Carlos O'Donell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:55:46 -0400
>> Does anyone feel strongly that detailed change logs are limiting our
>> acceptance of new developers to the community?
> Let's take a real simple example.
> I figure out that internal function FOO no longer uses argument X,
> so I'm going to remove argument X from the interface.
> There are 1000 call sites.
> What value does that 1001 line ChangeLog entry provide?
There is just a single line that says "All callers changed".
Andreas Schwab, email@example.com
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