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Re: Script to generate ChangeLogs automatically

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Script to generate ChangeLogs automatically
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 18:36:28 -0500

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  > I think it is a misrepresentation to say that they "fail".

They fail in the sense that when used as recommended by people in
this discussion, the data they provide are not accurate.

                                                                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.

diff -p doesn't claim to provide that information.
It provides what it provides, but that is not exactly what we need here.

Perhaps it is the same for git.

Maybe neither program has a _bug_, strictly speaking.
But that question is not crucial.

What matters here is that that method doesn't give reliable data for
the job we need to do.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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