[Haskell-cafe] Diffs for hackage

Joachim Breitner mail at joachim-breitner.de
Sat Aug 13 17:13:58 CEST 2011


Am Sonntag, den 14.08.2011, 00:29 +1000 schrieb Ivan Lazar Miljenovic:
> On 14 August 2011 00:25, David Fox <ddssff at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Debian's packaging has a very strict changelog format where each entry
> > combines a log entry with the package name, the version number, the
> > author's name and email, and the date.  This creates a very nice,
> > centralized, authoritative source for these pieces of information that
> > can't be accidentally omitted or allowed to become stale.
> Is this for the actual Debian packages, or even for source tarballs
> that they get from upstream?

it’s for the packaging work, here is an example:

But I think David is suggesting to adapt a similarly formatted changelog
file for Cabal packages, e.g. to display them on hackage. I am all for
that, as long as it does not prevent the introduction of changelogs
(e.g. by excessive bikeshedding or by having people lose interest


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