ChangeLogs in commit messages

Gary Benson
Mon Sep 8 15:31:00 GMT 2014

Joel Brobecker wrote:
> > IMHO this is a really bad idea.
> I wouldn't say "a really bad", but I tend to agree with the
> reasoning.  It's a bit unnatural to me that git would chose to show
> the author date by default over the commit date, but James is right
> that the commit date is already there, and should largely reflect
> the date when the commit was pushed. Thanks to our daily updates of
> the BFD version, it's pretty much guaranteed that a contributor will
> always have to rebase before being able to push.

I don't really see the value of the author date in a rebase-based
workflow; by the time some series get committed I've folded tens if
not hundreds of commits into the "original" commits.  But I don't
really mind either way.  If people want people not to smush up the
dates then please remove the section I added to the wiki this morning.



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