[webkit-dev] ChangeLog Deprecation Plans

Fujii Hironori fujii.hironori at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 18:49:10 PDT 2022

On Tue, Apr 19, 2022 at 6:55 AM Yusuke Suzuki via webkit-dev <
webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org> wrote:

> I think this is important. We are using commit message / ChangeLog as a
> document tied to the change, and we are writing very detailed description
> to make the intention / design of the change clear and making it as a good
> document when we read the change via git-blame, bisect, using that header,
> investigating how it works etc.
> To make / keep this commit message / ChangeLog helpful, we need review,
> and I think reviewing of these messages is critical to keep usefulness of
> them.

I don't think commit messages and ChangeLogs are the best place for
technical descriptions.
We use them because we don't have a better place.

libpas added the technical document in the repository in markdown.

This makes it possible to change code and update the document in a single
commit, and get reviewed.
markdown is better than plain text. Updated documents are more useful than
the historical wiki pages.
It'd be nice if more documents are migrated into the repository.
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