Auto update ChangeLog for binutils+gdb commits?

Martin Liška
Mon Jun 1 07:39:08 GMT 2020

On 5/30/20 9:35 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Tom Tromey <>
>> Cc: Tom Tromey <>,,,
>> Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 13:23:57 -0600
>> Eli> Having the names of the functions in the log is one of the most
>> Eli> important reasons for following the ChangeLog format.  If it were not
>> Eli> for that reason, we could let people write free-text log messages,
>> Eli> because file names are easily gleaned from the VCS log.
>> If the mklog script works, then the function names are also easily
>> computed from the diff.
> If all the script does is look at the hunk headers of the diffs, then
> indeed such a script doesn't have any added value.  I thought it did a
> more thorough (and thus more accurate) job than that.

It does, it tries to find a function name, macro, struct in a diff hunk
and this name is taken as changed. If nothing like this is found, then
diff header name is used.


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