[Rd] ChangeLog for R packages {was "Wish list"}

Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
Wed Jan 21 16:15:51 MET 2004

Martin Maechler wrote:
>That's why Greg
> mentioned the "cvs2cl" tools where ChangeLog is autogenerated
> from the CVS logs.
> However, for (non-core) R *packages* things are very different:  
>     The majority of package authors will never use CVS (and if
>     they were urged to, they'd use almost empty log messages),

Well, I have been using CVS for a couple of years, but I haven't 
mastered the art of knowing when is the best point to commit and how to 
make the log messages really useful. I would be interested if anyone 
knows a good reference or would write an essay on this.


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