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ChangeLog entries [was Re: [non-stop] 01/10 Add "executing" property]
> > Do you really think it's useful? We've never asked to
> > do this (see the cvs log of Makefile.in for plenty of examples), and I
> > would resist; changelogs already take a long time to write.
> It's common practice in GNU projects. I'm quite shocked to learn that
> some of us resist it. Yes, our log entries are already quite sloppy
> and unhelpful, but there are limits.
I find the ChangeLog useful as a starting point to understand when and why
changes to individual files were made. It's probably hard to prescribe
_exactly_ what should go in but I've never looked at a ChangeLog to understand
when and why a dependency was added to a Makefile. So I'm inclined to agree
with Daniel. It's pretty straightforward to determine whether a dependency is
needed or not - no need to go trawling through the CVS history.