Auto generate ChangeLog for binutils commits?

Simon Marchi
Wed May 27 14:29:09 GMT 2020

On 2020-05-27 10:20 a.m., H.J. Lu wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 7:10 AM Simon Marchi <> wrote:
>> On 2020-05-26 1:07 p.m., H.J. Lu via Gdb wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I had an impression that ChangeLog was auto generated for GDB commits.
>>> If it is true, should we do the same for binutils commits?
>>> --
>>> H.J.
>> No we (GDB) don't do that.  There was a discussion here
>> But it didn't go anywhere.  Note that when I actually tried the script, it
>> didn't produce good results (perhaps because it wasn't designed with C++
>> in mind).
> GCC will auto generate ChangeLog entry from git commit message.  Can
> binutils+gdb do the same?

Can you please explain what this means?  I suspect that we are not talking about
the same thing.  You mean, still write the ChangeLog entry by hand, but only put
it in the git commit.  And then a script scrapes all the commit messages in order
to produce a ChangeLog file?


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