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From: Kumba <kumba@g.o>
Subject: Re: Automation: Making package.mask better
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:25:25 -0400
Alec Warner wrote:
> 
> Is there a reason to continue the trend?  I am unaware of many tools
> to write package.mask entries..although echangelog manages to put text
> at the top of the changelog, I still think append is much easier ;)

At the top is what I've always seen done.  Means all you have to do to see the 
most recent changes is simply open the file and start to read.  No scrolling to 
the end and all.  That'd be nasty with glibc, which has 16-17 changelog files 
documenting the history of that behemoth to the time before the stars themselves 
were given shape and form.

Granted, simply finding the highest-numbered changelog file, opening it, and 
scrolling to the very bottom takes just a hair more effort than just opening 
"Changelog" and reading from the top, but at that level, it's a convenience debate.


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