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Re: Script to generate ChangeLogs automatically

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Script to generate ChangeLogs automatically
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2018 08:26:44 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Sat, Dec 01, 2018 at 06:42:18PM -0500, Richard Stallman wrote:
     In any case, remember that the problem with git is that its commands
     to study the history predictably fail in certain cases.
     The program I want people to write would work around that failure.

I think it is a misrepresentation to say that they "fail".  As we have
discussed before, git is agnostic about the language of the source code
it manages.  It can, and in the normal configuration does, call other
commands (notably diff) to perform some analysis of the code in question.

You previously said that diff -p was insufficiently reliable to do what
you wanted.  So it would seem that it is GNU diff which is "failing", not
git.  Now, it seems, somebody is working on a replacement for
that command - perhaps it should be made a feature of GNU diff ?

Hopefully there will soon be a demonstration which will allow us to move 
forward with this issue.


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