[Python-Dev] generated NEWS files

Benjamin Peterson musiccomposition at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 02:59:35 CEST 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 7:55 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> In the past we haven't done that because often the change logs are
>  either too chatty (they do administrative stuff that doesn't deserve a
>  NEWS entry) or they are too brief (in the heat of the battle
>  developers don't always write great changelog entries). While it's
>  easy to fix NEWS its not easy to fix changelog entries (only a few svn
>  super-users can do it, and it's a pain).
A NEWs entry wouldn't be added if the special **NEWS** marking wasn't
present. I think we'd have to come up with some way to let people
change/edit by overriding those in the commit messages, but I'm not
sure how that would be done.
>  --Guido

Benjamin Peterson

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