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From: Jim Ramsay <lack@g.o>
To: Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in eclass: vim.eclass
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 01:37:48
Message-Id: 20111129013617.GA22768@woodpecker.gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in eclass: vim.eclass by Samuli Suominen
Samuli Suominen wrote:
> eclass has ChangeLog file now. any particular reason why you skipped it?
Completely oblivious to its existence, that's all :) I'll (hopefully) remember it next time.
> or is it not meant to be used yet / not mandatory to use yet? since most > people seem to skip it.
In my case it was entirely ignorance, and with no statistical evidence to base my assertion I'll say that most other omissions come from the same cause. Though on the other hand you could argue that a Changelog for all eclasses may be a bit overkill. Most eclasses are not related to one another, so reading the CVS history of the changes to a single file is much more useful than having a big list of unrelated changes. A changelog becomes much more useful when you need to make related commits to multiple files with a non-atomic-commit system like CVS. -- Jim Ramsay Gentoo/Linux Developer (rox/fluxbox/gkrellm)