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Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r113589: Merge: Add vc-ignore.

From: Xue Fuqiao
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] trunk r113589: Merge: Add vc-ignore.
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:10:30 +0800

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Xue Fuqiao writes:
>  > On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM, Stefan Monnier
>  > <address@hidden> wrote:
>  > >> +     (cvs-append-to-ignore): Moved from pcvs.el.
>  > >
>  > > Please use the present tense in ChangeLog entries.
>  >
>  > So, what should it be?  Is "Moving from pcvs.el" appropriate?  My
>  > grammar isn't very good.
> "Move here from pcvs.el." would be good.
> "Moving" is the "present participle", not the present tense.  The idea
> is to use the simple present tense to describe the change (not what
> was lacking) and to indicate what the developer was thinking when he
> executed the change.  If this is done consistently, there's no
> confusion between undesirable (pre-change) states and corrected
> states.  Native speakers often use past tense to describe the buggy
> state: "Emacs crashed when user did X", with "change Y fixes this"
> implied.  But it's hard (for a native speaker) to write "Emacs crashes
> ..." when it's already fixed.  So the discipline of use present tense
> tends to implicitly enforce the discipline of describing the change,
> not the bug.

Fixed, thanks.  Maybe it can be added to standards.texi.

Best regards, Xue Fuqiao.

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