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  • by ferreira (5993) on 2007.09.05 19:48 (#57499) Homepage Journal
    It looks like the developers on the project don't use that as machine-parseable file, because it contains errors that prevents the content to be parsed as YAML. Namely, all lines starting as

    - v0.0.4:
    should be ended with ':'. But I think this idea only flies for real simple Changelogs. In CPAN, you find a great diversity of different markup people use for distinct things: bug fixes, new feature implementation, doc patches, etc., etc. That's not easy to be captured in a simple format. And if it is not simple, it will scare people away.
    • It would be nice to have A optional standard to use though, even if it isn't enforced or even expected.

      I've been meaning to write a Changes file parser/modifier for a while, so I can do automated incremental module releases for some modules.

      This would make it damned easy.