On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:39:33PM +0200, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 24-08-2011 09:22:00 +0000, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:35:29AM +0200, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> > > What do you mean by reordering? From what I see from generating
> > > ChangeLog files from both CVS as well as SVN (prefix-tree overlay),
> > > there is no difference in time, and hardly in message. Just things like
> > > "[this is a placeholder, please ignore]" show up.
> > CVS and SVN have global order, hence their ability to create changelogs
> > that are always growing in a single direction. Git has no global order
> > when merges are involved. If I merge in a commit made months ago, where
> > is the correct place for it in the generated changelog? When the
> > generated changelog is generated from scratch, where does it go? Does it
> > stay in the same place after more merges?
> I see, thank you. Does it actually matter if the order changes? Given
> our current ChangeLog format we can't show the graph that's behind it.
> All that counts for the user, is that the changes are documented.
Specifically, the order only matters for generating the ChangeLog from
scratch, because users will probably expect to be reading it linearly,
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