[commit: unix] master: change notes (1461d21)
ian at well-typed.com
Sun Feb 3 22:44:50 CET 2013
On Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 08:48:13PM +0000, Simon Marlow wrote:
> On 02/02/13 14:11, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> >>diff --git a/unix.cabal b/unix.cabal
> >>index 287caa8..1aaaec9 100644
> >>--- a/unix.cabal
> >>+++ b/unix.cabal
> >>@@ -14,6 +14,11 @@ description:
> >> IEEE Std. 1003.1).
> >> .
> >> The package is not supported under Windows (except under Cygwin).
> >>+ .
> >>+ Changes in 18.104.22.168:
> >>+ .
> >>+ * @ProcessStatus@ changed to include a core-dumped flag.
> >> extra-source-files:
> >> config.guess config.sub install-sh
> >> configure.ac configure
> >Also, what's the plan for the changelog? Is the package description
> >going to accumulate entries, or just show those for the most recent
> >version? Wouldn't it be better to include a CHANGES file instead?
> I've got into the habit of putting change notes in the description
> field of the .cabal file, because they appear prominently in the
> Haddock docs, whereas a CHANGES file or similar is hard to find and
> tends to get forgotten (at least I tend to forget it).
> I don't have a specific rule for the number of versions to keep, but
> I suppose you wouldn't want the list to get too long.
Hmm. I think it would be better to have Cabal/haddock understand a
CHANGES file in a particular format. That way haddock (and hackage)
could show the recent changes on a package's page, with a link to the
full history, and the description can remain just a description of what
the package does.
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