Auto update ChangeLog for binutils+gdb commits?

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Sat May 30 19:35:29 GMT 2020


> From: Tom Tromey <tom@tromey.com>
> Cc: Tom Tromey <tom@tromey.com>,  mliska@suse.cz,  simark@simark.ca,
>   hjl.tools@gmail.com,  binutils@sourceware.org,  gdb@sourceware.org
> 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.


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