[PATCH]: Updates to Ada sources, part 1 (longish)

Andrew Cagney cagney@gnu.org
Fri Jun 4 18:32:00 GMT 2004


>>Date: Thu,  3 Jun 2004 01:12:28 -0400 (EDT)
>>> From: mec.gnu@mindspring.com (Michael Elizabeth Chastain)
>>> 
>>> Speaking as a consumer of ChangeLogs, I would favor just importing
>>> ChangeLog.GNAT into the FSF repository, with a note at the top of
>>> it saying "these are changes from $date to $date done by ACT and
>>> merged on 2004-06-02."
> 
> 
> That'd be fine with me, but I'd also suggest to have a pointer to
> ChangeLog.GNAT in gdb/ChangeLog, right where the import of Ada changes
> is recorded.  Something like "See ChangeLog.GNAT for details of the
> changes."

Please don't do this.  ChangeLog.XXX is good for branches (as with even
readline/ChangeLog.gdb) but not for what is ment to be the mainline.

> An alternative idea is to put the contents of ChangeLog.GNAT into
> gdb/ChangeLog, but indent it so that the date/time stamps of the
> included ChangeLog.GNAT are not aligned with the rest of time stamps,
> and thus the time monotonicity is not disrupted.  I think the Texinfo
> project did that in the past when large changes were merged that were
> maintained separately for some time.

The ChangeLog entry should provide a summary of what was added/changed
at this point in time - stuff like listing the new functions and summary 
of changed functions.   Can we do that?

Much of the stuff in that GNAT ChangeLog will no longer be relevant. 
I'm told Diego took rougly a day to prepare his tree-SSA ChangeLog entry.

(BTW, with a change of this magnitude it is probably a good idea to 
table it for a day or so)

enjoy,
Andrew





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