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Re: VC commit missing ChangeLog message

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: VC commit missing ChangeLog message
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:56:42 -0800 (PST)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

  > On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:11:06 -0800 (PST) Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> 
  > DN> If you are interested in improving this area, please also look at one of
  > DN> the TODO items in vc.el:
  > DN> ;; - When vc-next-action calls vc-checkin it could pre-fill the
  > DN> ;;   *VC-log* buffer with some obvious items: the list of files that
  > DN> ;;   were added, the list of files that were removed.  If the diff is
  > DN> ;;   available, maybe it could even call something like
  > DN> ;;   `diff-add-change-log-entries-other-window' to create a detailed
  > DN> ;;   skeleton for the log...
  > DN> ;;
  > I think that should be up to the user, to be done in the hook.  

Sure, but it would be nice to provide a way to do it by default.

  > The information, diff and files added/removed/affected, exists
  > outside the commit message so putting it inside the message
  > duplicates the information.

It exists, but it means you have to look in two places for it, it is
customary to put such information in the logs.

Also you only addressed one part of that TODO entry, the whole point is
to make it easier to write log entries, and provide as much as possible
by default.

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