[Hackage] #244: Add Changelog summary feature to sdist

Hackage trac at galois.com
Tue Dec 22 08:40:06 EST 2009

#244: Add Changelog summary feature to sdist
  Reporter:  guest          |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  low            |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:         
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal 
Ghcversion:  6.8.2          |     Platform:         
Comment (by guest):

 ross: the nice thing about a VCS log is that it requires no developer
 intervention or effort. (Never underestimate laziness!) Ideally developers
 would give short perfect paragraphs summarizing every change. But
 expecting the ideal is a quick route to failure.

 Further, it errs on the side of too much information; 'packaging fixes and
 internal cleanup' might hide important changes, like breaking backwards
 compatibility. It's easier to sort through excess information than conjure
 up information not there.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/244#comment:11>
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