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Re: Using VC for change descriptions

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: Using VC for change descriptions
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2018 22:12:44 -0500
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On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 20:59:32 -0500, Richard Stallman wrote:
> The substantial job here is to write code that can find all the named
> entities in the source file, and associate each entity's name with a
> range of line numbers.  If it does this job right in all the cases
> source files contain, it would be easy enough to determine
> automatically the name of each entity and which ones were changed
> in a givien commit.

Don't we also need a way to associate a description with each of those
changes?  I don't see identifying entities as a difficult problem for
someone who has time to do it, but it doesn't eliminate the need for
hand-writing descriptions of the changes.

Mike Gerwitz
Free Software Hacker+Activist | GNU Maintainer & Volunteer
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