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Re: ChangeLog formats

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: ChangeLog formats
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 11:34:44 +0800
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On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 10:17:16PM -0400, Jason Stover wrote:
     I've been adding ChangeLog entries with (add-change-log-entry)
     in emacs. I noticed that my version of emacs (a development
     checkout from a couple of months ago) has this format:
         2006-04-04  Jason Stover  <address@hidden>
     whereas John and Ben's have this format:
        Mon Mar 27 16:00:42 2006  Ben Pfaff  <address@hidden>
     I noticed that my version of emacs has a function (change-log-redate),
     which will change the latter format above (which it calls the 'old-style
     date entries') into the first format. 
     I prefer one format over the other, but I would like to use the
     'right' one. So which is 'right'? And if it the 'old-style' is right,
     how can I get emacs to use it instead of the newer format?

I've just been using :r !date from vi --- mainly because I'd not
worked out how to use the Emacs ChangeLog mode.

In general, I don't like dates written all as numbers, in text
documents.  I never know whether 2006-04-03 means April 03, or 
March 04. 

@moan{And I think it's about time CVS was replaced by something which
created it's changelogs automatically, instead of relying upon a
manual process which is duplicates information from the commit message


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