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Re: redundant ChangeLog header lines

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Roland McGrath <> wrote:
> When you're adding a new log entry and the header line (the one with
> the date and your name) would be identical to the existing top header
> line in the file, then don't add a new header line. ?The header lines
> are only there to show when the information they contain (date, name,
> email) differs from the previous entry (i.e. the one immediately
> following in the file).
> Two logically-separate changes are indicated just by being in two
> different paragraphs (i.e. having a blank line between them). ?When
> you do a bunch of changes that all go together (in one commit--because
> they are logically related and you can't build successfully with one
> and not the other), you should not have blank lines in the middle of
> the log entries for all those changes.

Could you please document this in the commiters checklist?

I had no clue it actually worked the way that you describe.

I just thought some people were lazy...


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