On Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 01:08:51PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Russell King wrote:
> > This will (and does) do exactly what I want.  I'll also read into the
> > above a request that you want it in forward date order. 8)
> No, I actually don't _think_ I care. In many ways I'm more used to
> "reverse date order", because that's usually how you view a changelog
> (with a pager, and most recent changes at the top).
> Which one makes sense when asking me to merge? I don't know, and I don't
> think it really even matters, but maybe we can add a "for now" to whatever 
> decision you end up coming to?

It's trivial to change - it's either sort -n or sort -nr !

I'll pick the reverse format so that we generate the changelog in the
order which people have come to expect from our previous set of tools.
Consistency with existing practises is a good thing at this point.

Russell King

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